Levothyroxine is a generic prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat hypothyroidism and a certain type of thyroid cancer.

For more information about levothyroxine’s uses, refer to this article.

Drug details

Here are some details about levothyroxine:

  • Drug class: thyroid hormone replacement
  • Drug forms: oral tablet, oral capsule, oral liquid solution, liquid solution for intravenous (IV) injection, powder that’s mixed with a liquid for IV injection
  • Brand-name versions:
    • Euthyrox (oral tablet)
    • Levo-T (oral tablet)
    • Levoxyl (oral tablet)
    • Thyquidity (oral liquid solution)
    • Thyro-Tabs (oral tablet)
    • Tirosint (oral capsule)
    • Tirosint-Sol (oral liquid solution)
    • Unithroid (oral tablet)

Keep reading for more information about levothyroxine and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.

As with all medications, the cost of levothyroxine can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.

To find out what the cost of levothyroxine will be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about price and levothyroxine.

Does levothyroxine’s price depend on the strength and form?

Yes, it’s possible that the price you pay for levothyroxine could vary, depending on the strength and form that your doctor prescribes for you.

Levothyroxine is most commonly prescribed in oral tablet form. Here are the strengths for this form: 25 micrograms (mcg), 50 mcg, 75 mcg, 88 mcg, 100 mcg, 112 mcg, 125 mcg, 137 mcg, 150 mcg, 175 mcg, 200 mcg, and 300 mcg.

Levothyroxine also comes as an oral capsule, oral liquid solution, liquid solution for intravenous (IV) injection, and a powder that’s mixed with a liquid for IV injection. To learn the available strengths of these forms, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Your pharmacist can also help determine the price that you may pay for levothyroxine.

How does the cost of levothyroxine vary with and without insurance?

The cost of levothyroxine with or without insurance can vary. In general, costs are usually higher without insurance.

If you have questions about the cost of your thyroid medication, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Your pharmacist may be able to help determine what levothyroxine costs with and without insurance.

Keep reading to learn about some ways to reduce long-term costs of levothyroxine.

Getting a 3-month supply

You may be able to get a 90-day supply of levothyroxine. If your insurance company approves it, getting a 90-day supply could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor or insurance provider.

Using a mail-order pharmacy

Levothyroxine may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this type of service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to receive your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug via mail order.

If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.

Levothyroxine is a generic drug, which is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. The generic is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.

Levothyroxine is available as many brand-name medications:

  • Euthyrox (oral tablet)
  • Levo-T (oral tablet)
  • Levoxyl (oral tablet)
  • Synthroid (oral tablet)
  • Thyquidity (oral liquid solution)
  • Thyro-Tabs (oral tablet)
  • Tirosint (oral capsule)
  • Tirosint-Sol (oral liquid solution)
  • Unithroid (oral tablet)

To find out how the cost of a brand-name version of levothyroxine compares with the cost of the generic, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

If your doctor has prescribed levothyroxine, and you’re interested in using a brand-name version instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. You’ll also need to check with your insurance provider, as it may only cover one or the other.

If you need financial support to pay for levothyroxine, consider looking into websites that offer cost resources and information. Two such organizations are:

These sites can provide details about drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services.

Now that you’ve learned about cost and levothyroxine, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to you and levothyroxine. If you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for levothyroxine.

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Disclaimer: Medical News Today has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or another healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.