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Is the cost of your liothyronine too expensive?
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NowPatient offers cost effective access to liothyronine for everyone including those who are uninsured, those who have commercial insurance as well as those who are enrolled into state or federal programs like Medicaid, Medicare Part D, full Low Income Subsidy (LIS, “Extra Help”), TRICARE or Veterans (VA) Benefits.
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What can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my liothyronine?
If you are commercially insured and you cannot afford your copay or co-insurance you can opt for purchasing liothyronine outside of your plan using the Rx Advantage card, with costs that are usually lower than a typical plan copay. If you elect to use this method, out of pocket costs do not contribute towards your plan deductibles.
If you cannot afford the cash price possibly due to income constraints, then there is the option of applying to state assistance programs like Medicaid. Often, you may be able to receive your liothyronine without any costs at all. You can check Medicaid eligibility in your state by following this link HealthCare.gov. The government site is easy to use and you can select your state and it will navigate you to the appropriate contact point to make the application.
What can I do if I am uninsured and cannot afford my liothyronine?
If you cannot afford the cash price of liothyronine using the Rx Advantage card then there is the option of applying to state programs like Medicaid. Often, you may be able to receive your liothyronine without any costs at all. You can check Medicaid eligibility in your state by following this link HealthCare.gov. The government site is easy to use and you can select your state and it will navigate you to the appropriate contact point to make the application.
What can I do if I am insured with Medicare and cannot afford my liothyronine?
If you are insured with Medicare and have Part D or an Advantage drug plan but cannot afford your copay or co-insurance element (for example if you are in the coverage gap or Donut Hole) then you have a number of options:
RX ADVANTAGE CARD
You can use the Rx Advantage to purchase the medication outside of your plan at prices that may be lower than you copay or co-insurance element. If you elect to use this method, out of pocket costs do not contribute towards your plan deductibles.
LOW INCOME SUBSIDY
If this is still too expensive or unaffordable then you can apply for federal support like Low Income Subsidy (LIS). To be eligible for Low Income Subsidy, you need to be resident in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia. You can check eligibility online at SSA Medicare D Extra Help. You can also call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).
Alternatively, you can check Medicaid eligibility in your state by following this link to the HealthCare.gov. The government site is easy to use and you can select your state and it will navigate you to the appropriate contact point to make the application. State Medicaid programs may cover the full cost of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Rx Advantage Card and how much does liothyronine cost without insurance?
Our website gives savings options to customers who wish to purchase liothyronine, as either a brand or generic, without the constraints of insurance. By using the Rx Advantage Card, users can save up to 90% on the cost of their medication. The card can be used at over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. Even if you are insured, in most cases the cash price will be significantly cheaper than your existing co-pay. NowPatient is able to negotiate discounts on bulk drug purchases with pharmacy owners meaning you can access lower medication prices at nearby pharmacies using our card that can be conveniently stored in your NowPatient account.
What will my out-of-pocket cost be for liothyronine when using the Rx Advantage Card?
Your out-of-pocket (OOP) cost will effectively be the discounted cash price you pay for liothyronine using the Rx Advantage Card. If you are insured, your OOP expense can not be used against your plan deductible, if your plan has a deductible.
Is it legal for me to pay cash for liothyronine even though I have insurance?
Yes. The Rx Advantage card is especially useful for people who have High-deductible health plans (HDHPs). It can be used for insured, uninsured, and underinsured persons.
Does the Rx Advantage Card work with Medicare or any other federal or state insurance plans?
No. We do not bill any federal or state insurance including Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug benefit). When you purchase your medication using the NowPatient Rx Advantage Card, you will be doing so out of pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps in the event you have a plan with a deductible. The out-of-pocket liothyronine cash price you pay can be typically cheaper than your plan copay.
Does the Rx Advantage Card work with Commercial Insurance?
We do not bill your commercial insurance. When you purchase your medication using the Rx Advantage Card, from NowPatient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps in the event you have a plan with a deductible. The out-of-pocket liothyronine cash price you pay can be typically cheaper than your plan copay.
How do I check prices for liothyronine and how do I use the Rx Advantage Card?
You can search for the prices at nearby pharmacies using our website. Simply search your medication and enter your ZIP Code and we will show you the price of your drug at nearby pharmacies. If you are happy with the quote, you need to create an account with NowPatient and generate your card. Next, simply go to the pharmacy and fill your liothyronine Rx. Ask the pharmacy to run the card and check the price, even if they tell you they have another card they use. Your card is stored safely in your NowPatient account.
Do I need to pay for the Rx Advantage Card?
No. The Rx Advantage prescription savings card is FREE to use and store for NowPatient users.
Is there a liothyronine co-pay program?
Generic medications like liothyronine do not have co-pay card savings options. A Copay program, if available, would normally be for the brand name version of liothyronine. You can search the brand name of liothyronine and check to see if a co-pay program exists. Co-pay cards are programs run by pharmaceutical companies that offer you a direct way to lower your out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs for eligible patients. The copay cards essentially allow physicians to prescribe medications that are clinically preferred.
Is there a liothyronine Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?
Generic medications like liothyronine do not have PAP savings options. A Patient assistance program, if available would normally be for the brand name version of liothyronine. You can search the brand name of liothyronine and check to see if a co-PAP exists. PAPs are programs that are run and sponsored by pharmaceutical companies. They offer uninsured, insured, or underinsured individuals access to high-cost brand-name medications, which may otherwise be unaffordable.
What should I do if I take too much liothyronine?
Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using liothyronine. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you've used too much liothyronine. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.
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What is generic liothyronine?
Liothyronine is the active form of thyroxine, its name refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.
FDA approval of liothyronine
Liothyronine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hypothyroidism, a condition characterized by an underactive thyroid gland.
Active ingredient of liothyronine
The active ingredient of liothyronine is liothyronine sodium.
US brand name of liothyronine and manufacturer
Liothyronine is available in the US under various brand names, including Cytomel. The manufacturers may vary depending on the brand names.
UK brand name of liothyronine and manufacturer
In the UK, liothyronine is available under various brand names, including Tertroxin. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.
Prescription requirement for liothyronine
A prescription (Rx) is required for liothyronine in both the US and the UK.
Availability of liothyronine in the UK with NHS prescription
Liothyronine is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.
Conditions treated by liothyronine
Liothyronine is primarily used for the treatment of hypothyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. It may also be used to treat other thyroid problems, such as goiters, and thyroid cancer. Liothyronine may also be used to test for hyperthyroidism, where the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone.
How does liothyronine work?
Liothyronine is a synthetic form of triiodothyronine (T3), which is a thyroid hormone. Liothyronine is a thyroid hormone replacement therapy, used to suppress TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), helping to restore normal thyroid hormone levels.
Dosage forms of liothyronine available
Liothyronine is available in the form of oral tablets.
Dosage of liothyronine
The initial dose of liothyronine is 25 micrograms (mcg) once a day, but this may vary depending on specific needs of the individual. If you take cholestyramine, colesevelam, or colestipol take them at least 4 to 5 hours before or after you take liothyronine. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.
Directions for liothyronine use
Liothyronine should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The specific instructions may include the timing of administration, dosage adjustments, and any necessary precautions.
If you miss a dose of your medication, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for you next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time.
Warnings and contraindications for liothyronine
- Liothyronine may have certain risks and potential side effects. It is important to discuss these with a healthcare provider before starting the medication
- You will need regular thyroid function tests while you are taking this medication
- Liothyronine should not be used as a weight-loss medication or for the treatment of obesity
- Speak to your doctor before starting treatment with liothyronine if you have problems with your pituitary or adrenal gland (adrenal insufficiency), cardiovascular disease, heart failure, angina (chest pain), high blood pressure, a blood clotting disorder, diabetes or osteoporosis
Use of liothyronine if pregnant or planning pregnancy
The use of liothyronine during pregnancy should be discussed with a healthcare provider. The potential benefits and risks should be evaluated on an individual basis. Liothyronine passes into breast milk during breast feeding, but is not likely to harm the baby.
Possible side effects of liothyronine
In clinical trials, common side effects of liothyronine may include increased heart rate, palpitations, tremors, sweating, and nervousness. Serious adverse events are rare but can occur. Seek emergency medical help if you have a life-threatening allergic reaction to this medication.
Interactions with other drugs
Liothyronine may have drug interactions with other prescription drugs. It is important to speak to a healthcare professional for further medical advice and drug information about all the medications you are taking, including vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements, to avoid potential interactions.
Similar drugs to liothyronine
Other thyroid hormone replacement medications, such as levothyroxine sodium, may be used as alternatives for the treatment of hypothyroidism.
- FDA Prescribing Information for Cytomel
- MHRA product information for Cytomel
- WebMD – Liothyronine
- Drugs.com – Liothyronine
- NHS UK
NowPatient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.
The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.
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