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Cytomel Patient assistance program

Is your Cytomel medication too expensive? Start receiving your medication for only $49 per month.*

Complete a free online enrollment application to find out if you’re eligible to pay only $49 per month for your Cytomel medication with our help.

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  • Ongoing refills: We request your medication refills on your behalf
  • Secure: Your personal and medical information is safe with us
  • Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
  • Ongoing refills: We request your medication refills on your behalf

NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.

An introduction to NiceRx

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  • An introduction to NiceRx
  • Next steps after qualifying
  • Uploading documents and billing
  • SSN & billing information
  • Medication delivery time

How it works

  • Apply Online

    Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible.

  • Qualification

    NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are qualified. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free and you only pay our service fee.

  • Upload Documents

    You may be required to submit further information and documents required by the pharmaceutical company which can be securely uploaded online.

  • Application Created

    Your application is created and sent to your doctor for signature. At this stage, you will be billed $49 and will not be billed again until you receive your first medication delivery.

  • Receive Medication

    Your application is sent to the pharmaceutical company. You will be billed again once you receive your medication. We handle the entire ordering process including requesting ongoing refills.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Cytomel cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible to receive your Cytomel prescription through the patient assistance program, your medication will be free. We charge a flat monthly service fee of $49 per medication to cover the cost of our services.

Am I eligible for Cytomel patient assistance?

To be eligible for the Cytomel patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Cytomel enrollment application individually. The main factors considered are:

  • I am a permanent, legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico
  • I am uninsured or my insurance doesn’t cover my medication
  • I meet certain income eligibility requirements

How do I apply for the Cytomel patient assistance program?

Applying for the Cytomel patient assistance program through NiceRx is simple. Begin by completing the enrollment application on our website. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that supply your medication. We may be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications as well as Cytomel, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Cytomel assistance, we will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. We will work with your healthcare provider to prepare and submit all the documents required for you to enroll. If you are successfully enrolled in the Cytomel patient assistance program, we will also request your Cytomel medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated details and seek to re-enroll you in the program.

Is NiceRx a Cytomel coupon provider?

NiceRx does not provide Cytomel coupons, discount cards or copay cards. We do not offer printable Cytomel manufacturer coupons, Cytomel discounts, rebates, Cytomel savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. Our service cost is $49 a month per medication, so you will likely save more on your Cytomel medication with NiceRx.

Can NiceRx help me get Cytomel cheaper if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you access Cytomel patient assistance if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Cytomel
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Cytomel prescription
  • You do not have insurance

Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.

How much does Cytomel cost without insurance?

Cytomel prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Cytomel oral tablets 5 mcg will typically cost around $220 for 100 tablets.

How much does Cytomel cost with insurance?

Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Cytomel with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Cytomel?

Cytomel is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication distributed by Pfizer Inc. Cytomel is an L-triiodothyronine used for thyroid replacement and the treatment of:

  • Hypothyroidism – as a replacement in thyroidal, pituitary, and hypothalamic congenital or acquired hypothyroidism
  • Pituitary thyrotropin (thyroid-stimulating hormone, TSH) suppression – alongside surgery and radioiodine treatment to manage well-differentiated thyroid cancer
  • As a diagnostic agent in thyroid suppression tests to diagnose mild hyperthyroidism or thyroid gland autonomy

Symptoms of low thyroid hormone include feeling tired, muscle aches, constipation, dry skin, weight gain, slow heartbeat, or feeling cold.

Cytomel is not recommended for the suppression of benign thyroid nodules and nontoxic diffuse goiter in patients with sufficient iodine, for the treatment of hypothyroidism during the recovery stage of subacute thyroiditis, Myxedema coma, or for the treatment of obesity and weight loss.

What doses of Cytomel are available?

Cytomel is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 5 mcg, 25 mcg, and 50 mcg.

When switching to Cytomel, discontinue levothyroxine therapy and begin Cytomel treatment at a low dose. Increase the dose gradually according to the patient’s response. Your thyroid function will need to be tested often.

Please read the drug information and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Cytomel active ingredients

Cytomel contains liothyronine sodium as the active ingredient.

Cytomel side effects

The most common side effects of Cytomel in clinical trials include:

  • Hyperthyroidism – symptoms include arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, dyspnea, headache, anxiety, trouble sleeping, muscle weakness, increased appetite, weight loss, diarrhea, heat intolerance, menstrual changes, and skin rash
  • Temporary hair loss

In rare instances, Cytomel can cause more serious adverse effects. These can include:

  • Cardiac adverse reactions in the elderly and in those with underlying cardiovascular disease
  • Acute adrenal crisis in patients with adrenal insufficiency
  • Incomplete treatment of hypothyroidism
  • Worsening of diabetic control
  • Decreased bone mineral density
  • Serious or even life-threatening manifestations of toxicity at doses above the range of daily requirements

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Cytomel against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Cytomel to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Cytomel drug interactions

Cytomel can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Medications that decrease the absorption of liothyronine such as products that contain aluminum or magnesium, antacids, sucralfate, calcium supplements, iron supplements, and bile acid-binding resins (such as cholestyramine, colestipol, colesevelam), sodium polystyrene sulfonate. Take these medications at least 4 hours before or after liothyronine
  • Antidiabetes medications such as insulin, glyburide, metformin
  • Birth control pills
  • Anticonvulsants such as carbamazepine, phenytoin
  • Digoxin
  • Estrogens
  • Tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline, imipramine
  • Blood thinners such as warfarin

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Cytomel.

Cytomel contraindications

You should not use Cytomel if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient liothyronine sodium
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Cytomel
  • Have uncorrected adrenal cortical insufficiency

Talk to your doctor before using Cytomel if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Cytomel
  • Have problems with your pituitary or adrenal gland
  • Have heart disease such as angina (chest pain), heart failure, irregular heartbeat, or heart attack
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have a bleeding disorder
  • Have diabetes
  • Have osteoporosis or low bone mineral density
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Cytomel generic

Cytomel is the trademark brand name for liothyronine sodium distributed by Pfizer Inc. A generic version of liothyronine sodium is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Cytomel savings through NiceRx.

*Qualifying persons may obtain medications directly from patient assistance programs without any out-of-pocket cost (or for less than $49 per medication). However, our monthly flat rate of just $49 per medication spares you the hassle of tracking down the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program.

Enrollees enjoy a full-service solution, as NiceRx assists them and their physicians with the entire process. We prepare all required documents for the physician to sign, help enrollees manage all prescription refills, monitor eligibility criteria, and maintain enrollment.

**If you do not receive medications because you were determined to be ineligible for the prescription assistance by the applicable pharmaceutical companies and you have a letter of denial, we will refund any fees you paid toward medications for which you did not qualify to receive prescription assistance (“Refund”).

To receive a refund, you must send the letter of denial to us by fax to 888-517-7444, or by e-mail to [email protected] within 30 days of your receipt of such letter. The Refund is your sole and exclusive remedy for any fees you may wish to dispute.

The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.