From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Synthroid® (levothyroxine sodium) tablets are prescribed to treat hypothyroidism. Synthroid® is a synthetic thyroid hormone which is only available by prescription. Some patients with hyperthyroidism may need to take Synthroid® for life, leading to high prescription costs. Synthroid® patient assistance programs can help patients in need of financial assistance save money on their Synthroid® medication. AbbVie, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures Synthroid®, offers free Synthroid® medication for up to a year to qualified patients through the AbbVie patient assistance foundation.
In addition, patient's may be able to acquire free samples of Synthroid® from their doctor. Synthroid® discounts may also be available through pharmacy savings cards at drug stores such as CVS and Walgreens.
|Brand name for||Levothyroxine|
|Available through||AbbVie Patient Assistance Foundation|
|Eligibility||No prescription drug insurance, low annual income|
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Synthroid® is the brand name for levothyroxine, a prescription medication and synthetic thyroid hormone. It is often used to treat patients whose thyroid glands are not making enough of the hormone, for those with an enlarged thyroid (goiters), or for those who are at risk of developing an enlarged thyroid. Synthroid® is not a weight loss drug, and can cause serious harm if used for this purpose.
About Patient Assistance Programs
Synthroid Patient Assistance Programs
- The main patient assistance program for Synthroid® is operated by the AbbVie Patient Assistance Foundation. Eligible patients can receive free Synthroid® through this program, and may download an application from the foundation's official website. Both the patient and his or her doctor must fill out the application before sending it back by fax or standard mail. Applications can be faxed to 866-898-1473, or mailed to AbbVie Patient Assistance Foundation, P.O. Box 270, Somerville, NJ 08876. For additional information on the program and application, call 800-222-6885. Eligibility will be examined on a case-by-case basis, but general requirements are that a patient not have prescription drug insurance, and that they meet income guidelines based on the federal poverty level.
- Patients who do not qualify for the AbbVie assistance program can still save money through the Synthroid® True Balance Program. Patients can register on the Synthroid® website to receive coupons, refill reminders and tips for living with hyperthyroidism.
- Rx Outreach Medications also sells Synthroid® at a discounted price to patients who earn at or below 300% of the federal poverty level. Patients may have prescription drug insurance and still qualify. The Rx Outreach phone number is 800-769-3880, and patients may also access an application through their website.