Tirosint® Brand Levothyroxine Capsules
Description: Tirosint® is a brand-name form of levothyroxine, which comes in a gelatin capsule containing a liquid form of levothyroxine. The gel caps are packaged in an individual blister pack.
Because it has no dyes, and few excipients, Tirosint® is considered an especially safe and effective option for people with allergies and sensitivities to dyes and excipients.
Tirosint® is also shown in research to be more resistant than levothyroxine tablets to the negative effects of food, coffee, milk, soy foods, and a high-fiber diet. Tirosint®’s resistance also means that it’s a safe and effective option for the many hypothyroid patients who also take calcium supplements, iron supplements, proton pump inhibitor drugs, and antacids.
Tirosint® has also been shown to be better absorbed by hypothyroid patients who have any issues with absorption, or specific gastrointestinal or digestive conditions that negatively affect levothyroxine tablet absorption. These conditions include:
Inflammatory bowel disease/syndrome (IBD/IBS)
Ulcers and helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection
Gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD)/acid reflux
Previous gastric bypass
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
Form: Gelatin capsule
Drug Website: https://tirosint.com
Manufacturer/Website: IBSA Group / https://www.ibsagroup.com
US Distributor/Website: IBSA Pharma Inc. / http://www.ibsa-pharma.us
Excipients: Gelatin, Glycerol, Water
Typical Retail Price: $145 - $175 (Note: Using the manufacturer copay card, or Tirosint® Direct program, patient cost is no more than $25-$40 per month.)
Copay Tier: 3 or 4
Average Copay: $59 - $105
Manufacturer Copay Card: For patients with commercial health insurance and high copays, IBSA offers Tirosint® copay savings cards, which can be used at any retail pharmacy to save up to $105 off your Tirosint® prescription every month. According to the manufacturer, 9 out of 10 patients with insurance will pay as little as $25 for a month’s supply when using the card. For information, go to https://Tirosint.com/patient-savings-resources/ways-to-save/copay-savings-card and to download a copay card, go to https://coupon.tirosint.com
Manufacturer Direct Purchase Program: Tirosint® manufacturer IBSA offers the Tirosint® Direct mail order program. You can pay $50 per month, or $120 for a three-month supply ($40 per month)of Tirosint®. For information on how to participate in Tirosint® Direct, go to https://Tirosint.com/patient-savings-resources/Tirosint-direct-program
Patient Assistance Program: IBSA has a patient assistance program for Tirosint®, with eligibility based on your annual household income and prescription insurance status. After you complete and return an enrollment form, if you qualify, you will automatically be mailed your first one- or three-month supply. You will then be eligible to receive free medicine for up to one year by calling to refill your prescription every month. You need to re-enroll each year to remain in the program. You can review the income eligibility requirements and apply for the program online at http://www.ibsapap.com
To Report Adverse Events to IBSA: 800-587-3513 / https://tirosint.com/contact / email@example.com
To Report Adverse Events to FDA Medwatch: Call 800-FDA-1088, or visit the FDA Medwatch website at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch
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