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Your monthly Thyrogen cost savings if eligible

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

Am I eligible for Thyrogen patient assistance?

To be eligible for the Thyrogen patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Thyrogen 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 Thyrogen patient assistance program?

Applying for the Thyrogen 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 Thyrogen, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Thyrogen 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 Thyrogen patient assistance program, we will also request your Thyrogen 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 Thyrogen coupons provider?

NiceRx does not provide Thyrogen coupons, discount cards or copay cards. We do not offer printable Thyrogen manufacturer coupons, Thyrogen discounts, rebates, Thyrogen 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 Thyrogen medication with NiceRx.

Can NiceRx help me get Thyrogen if I have insurance?

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

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

Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.

How much is Thyrogen with insurance?

Your individual healthcare plan will determine the cost of Thyrogen 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.

How much does Thyrogen cost without insurance?

Thyrogen prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Thyrogen intramuscular powder for injection 1.1 mg will typically cost around $3,700 for 2 powders for injection.

What is Thyrogen?

Thyrogen is a manmade version of a protein similar to thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). TSH is normally produced and released into your body by your pituitary gland. TSH helps to control the production of the thyroid hormones, thyroxine and triiodothyronine.

Thyrogen is used alongside radioiodine treatment to completely remove the remains of thyroid tissue in patients who have had all or part of their thyroid gland removed. Thyrogen is used in patients who have well-differentiated thyroid cancer (cancer cells that look and grow like normal cells that spread slower than undifferentiated cancer cells), and where the cancer has not spread to other parts of the body.

Thyrogen is also used as an additional tool to help diagnose for serum thyroglobulin (thyroglobulin acts as a tumor marker) with or without radioiodine imaging, as a follow-up in patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer who have already had all or part of their thyroid gland removed.

Thyrogen active ingredients

Thyrotropin (TSH) is a pituitary hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormone. The binding of thyrotropin to TSH receptors on normal thyroid cells or on well-differentiated thyroid cancer tissue stimulates the uptake of iodine and the incorporation of the iodine into thyroglobulin for the production of thyroid hormone.

Thyrogen is given as an injection into a muscle of the buttock. Thyrogen injections are usually given in 2 separate injections 24 hours apart. You may also be given radioactive iodine 24 hours after your last Thyrogen dose. If you need a thyroid scan, it should take place 48 hours after you have taken the radioactive iodine. You may also be given steroid medicine to prevent tumors from growing larger while you are receiving Thyrogen treatment.

Thyrogen side effects

The most common side effects caused by Thyrogen include:

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Feeling light-headed
  • Feeling tired or weak
  • Difficulty sleeping

In rare instances, Thyrogen can cause more serious side effects. These can include:

  • Throat pain or swelling
  • Difficulty breathing, throat swelling or pain
  • Severe ongoing headaches, nausea, or vomiting
  • Sudden swelling, pain, numbness, or loss of movement in any part of your body
  • Weight loss, increased appetite, changes in bowel movements, increased heartbeats, feeling anxious
  • Numbness or weakness especially down one side of the body, sudden headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Thyrogen against your risk of side effects.

Thyrogen drug interactions

Thyrogen can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Treatments for type 2 diabetes – acarbose, albiglutide, dulaglutide, nateglinide, semaglutide, exenatide, glipizide, alogliptin, linagliptin, saxagliptin , chlorpropamide, tolbutamide, dapagliflozin, empagliflozin, ertugliflozin, metformin, pioglitazone, rosiglitazone
  • Insulins – aspart, detemir, glargine, isophane, lispro

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

Thyrogen warnings and precautions

You should not use Thyrogen if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient thyrotropin alfa
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Thyrogen

Talk to your doctor before using  if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Thyrogen
  • Have kidney disease or if you are on dialysis
  • Have heart disease or a history of stroke
  • Take pills for birth control
  • Are a woman and you smoke or suffer from migraine headaches
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

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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.