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Unithroid Patient assistance program

Is your Unithroid 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 Unithroid 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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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 Unithroid cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible to receive your Unithroid 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 Unithroid patient assistance?

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

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

If we determine that you may be eligible for Unithroid 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 Unithroid patient assistance program, we will also request your Unithroid 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 an Unithroid coupon provider?

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

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

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

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

Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.

How much does Unithroid cost without insurance?

Unithroid prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Unithroid oral tablets 25 mcg will typically cost around $400 for 100 tablets.

How much does Unithroid cost with insurance?

Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Unithroid 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 Unithroid?

Unithroid is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Jerome Stevens Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Unithroid is L-thyroxine used to replace or provide more thyroid hormone normally produced by the thyroid gland. It is used in pediatric and adult patients for:

  • Hypothyroidism – as a substitute in thyroidal, pituitary, and hypothalamic congenital or acquired hypothyroidism
  • Pituitary thyrotropin (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone, TSH) suppression, alongside surgery and radioiodine therapy to help manage thyrotropin-dependent well-differentiated thyroid cancer

Unithroid is not recommended to suppress benign thyroid nodules and nontoxic diffuse goiter in iodine-sufficient patients, for the treatment of hypothyroidism during the recovery phase of subacute thyroiditis, or for the treatment of obesity or weight loss.

Symptoms of low thyroid hormone levels include fatigue, myalgia, constipation, dry skin, weight gain, slow heartbeat, or sensitivity to cold.

What doses of Unithroid are available?

Unithroid is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 25 mcg, 50 mcg, 75 mcg, 88 mcg, 100 mcg, 112 mcg, 125 mcg, 137 mcg, 150 mcg, 175 mcg, 200 mcg, and 300 mcg.

Take Unithroid once daily, on an empty stomach, half to one hour before breakfast with a full glass of water. Your initial dose will depend on your age, body weight, cardiovascular status, other medical conditions and medications, food, and the condition being treated.

Certain drugs such as cholestyramine, colestipol, colesevelam, antacids, sucralfate, simethicone, iron, calcium supplements, orlistat, and sevelamer, can reduce the amount of thyroid hormone that is absorbed by your body. Take these drugs separate from Unithroid by at least 4 hours.

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

Unithroid active ingredients

Unithroid contains levothyroxine sodium as the active ingredient.

Unithroid side effects

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

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

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

  • Cardiac adverse reactions in the elderly and in patients with underlying cardiovascular disease
  • Acute adrenal crisis in patients with concomitant adrenal insufficiency
  • Incomplete treatment of hypothyroidism
  • Worsening of diabetic control
  • Decreased bone mineral density

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

Unithroid drug interactions

Unithroid can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Calcium carbonate, magnesium, ferrous sulfate
  • Carbamazepine, phenobarbital
  • Estrogens
  • Amiodarone
  • Clofibrate

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

Unithroid contraindications

You should not use Unithroid if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient levothyroxine sodium
  • Are allergic to any of the other inactive ingredients in Unithroid
  • Have uncorrected adrenal insufficiency
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before using Unithroid if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Unithroid
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Unithroid generic

Unithroid is the trademark brand name for levothyroxine sodium manufactured by Jerome Stevens Pharmaceuticals, Inc. A generic version of levothyroxine sodium is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Unithroid savings through NiceRx.

Related medications

*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.