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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:  

 

  • Celiac disease

  • Inflammatory bowel disease/syndrome (IBD/IBS)

  • Ulcers and helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection

  • Gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD)/acid reflux

  • Ulcerative colitis

  • Crohn's disease

  • 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

Product Information and Inquiries: 800-587-3513 / https://tirosint.com/contact / medinfo@ibsapharma.com

Dosage Sizes: 13 mcg, 25 mcg, 50 mcg, 75 mcg, 88 mcg, 100 mcg, 112 mcg, 125 mcg, 137 mcg, 150 mcg, 175 mcg, 200 mcg 

Drug Insert: https://tirosint.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Tirosint-PI.pdf

Excipients:  Gelatin, Glycerol, Water

 

Dyes: None 

 

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 / medinfo@ibsapharma.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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