How Much Does Levothyroxine Cost Without Insurance?
In light of the economic disruption caused by COVID-19, more and more Americans are finding themselves facing unemployment and the uncertainty of the future. In addition, more people are looking for ways to manage their health and health care costs without employer insurance benefits.
It’s important to remember that during this time you have options when it comes to getting the medication you need.
What is levothyroxine?
Levothyroxine is the generic medication for brand drugs: Euthyrox, Levoxyl, Synthroid, Tirosint, Tirosint-SOL, Unithroid. This medication is used to treat an underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism. Levothyroxine may also be prescribed for other thyroid disorders or thyroid cancer.
How much does levothyroxine cost without insurance?
The cost of levothyroxine without insurance starts at $4.00* for quantity of 75 mg and 30 tablets using an RxSaver coupon.
The cost of levothyroxine can vary in price depending on the pharmacy your levothyroxine prescription is filled at. Below is a list of pharmacies and the starting cost of a levothyroxine prescription using an RxSaver coupon.
Pricing for levothyroxine varies based on pharmacy and location. To ensure you are finding the best cost for levothyroxine at pharmacies near you, search for prescription costs for your area with RxSaver’s free search tool below.
Below is a list of pharmacies and the starting cost of a levothyroxine prescription using an RxSaver coupon.
How to get levothyroxine without insurance?
Ask About Generic Options
Generic medications are just as effective as their brand counterparts and are often much less expensive. Chat with your health care provider to see if you can switch to a generic option if you are prescribed a brand version of your medication.
If you are currently prescribed one of the many brand versions of levothyroxine, such as Synthroid or Levoxyl, ask your health care provider about switching to the generic option, levothyroxine.
Check Pharmacy Prices
It’s not common knowledge that the cost of levothyroxine can vary by pharmacy. Always make sure to check pharmacy prices in your area, using RxSaver to help determine where the best coupons for levothyroxine are located. A quick switch of your pharmacy could save you up to 80% off your medication!
RxSaver is a prescription savings program that offers cheap levothyroxine prices at all major pharmacies. You can search coupons through RxSaver’s website or free app and find free coupons on prescription medications.
Can you buy levothyroxine over the counter?
A prescription for levothyroxine must be prescribed by a health care provider. Due to many COVID-19 limitations, many doctor offices are closing their practices to promote physical distancing. You can either call your health care provider via phone to discuss your symptoms, or use telehealth platforms to talk live with a health care provider.
If you are looking to refill a previous levothyroxine prescription and do not have authorization from your health care provider, check with your pharmacist as many states are allowing emergency refills of essential medications during this time.
What conditions does levothyroxine treat?
Levothyroxine is used for patients to treat:
- Other thyroid disorders and diseases
Levothyroxine is most commonly used to treat an underactive thyroid condition known as hypothyroidism in which the thyroid gland is unable to produce enough thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped gland located at the base in the front portion of the neck. The thyroid is responsible for regulating the body’s metabolism.
How does levothyroxine work?
Levothyroxine is part of the class of drugs called hormones. This medication is typically taken daily and works by restoring hormone levels thereby reversing symptoms of hypothyroidism. Levothyroxine produces more of a thyroid hormone needed for this condition.
Your health care provider will recommend the appropriate dosage and maintenance schedule based on your health care needs.
Levothyroxine is available in the following dosage forms:
Generic medications are usually the best price option when it comes to affording your mediation and it’s important to note that all generic medications are FDA-approved, which means they contain the same active ingredients as the brand version of the medication, with identical strength and dosage form.
Be sure to check with your doctor directly with any questions related to your health and medication.
Always Check RxSaver Before Filling a Prescription
If you’ve recently become unemployed or are currently managing health costs without insurance you should always check RxSaver to ensure you’re paying the lowest cost for your prescription. RxSaver works in place of insurance benefits to lower your prescription cost.
When picking up your prescription, show your RxSaver coupon to the pharmacist. You can also call ahead of your prescription fill to give your RxSaver coupon code to the pharmacist over the phone.
*Lowest online price at national pharmacy chains Costco, CVS, RiteAid, Walgreens and Walmart as of 2/3/2021. Prices vary by location and pharmacy, see RxSaver.com for actual pricing in your area.
RxSaver Editors are wellness enthusiasts who help you learn how you can save the most on prescription medication costs and other health-related topics.
Carina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS
Carina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS., is a pharmacist who earned her PharmD from St. John’s University in Queens, NY. She maintains an active practice, serving as a Board-Certified Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialist at a large metropolitan teaching hospital in New York City. Carina has also published in pharmacy journals and works as a consultant reviewing medical articles for publication.
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