Do You See Patients Like This in Your Practice?

There are many things to consider when selecting an appropriate hypothyroidism treatment for each patient. Click each patient type below to view their clinical profile and individual concerns.

Ellen | age 46

Her Condition

  • Newly Diagnosed
  • Serum TSH: 7.2 mIU/L

Her Budget

  • Will consider branded therapy if recommended, but usually opts for the cost savings of non-brand name products

Her Routine

  • Small business owner
  • Single mother with 4 children
  • "Chauffeur" for school and extracurricular activities
Margaret | age 59

Her Condition

  • Current treatment: Branded levothyroxine (175 mcg QD)
  • Serum TSH level: Varies. Last 4 results (tested every 3 months): (1) 3.7 mIU/L, (2) 6.1 mIU/L, (3) 3.4 mIU/L, (4) 5.9 mIU/L

Her Budget

  • Takes various medications for comorbid conditions
  • Occasionally leaves hypothyroidism prescriptions unfilled due to total therapy costs
  • Enjoys vacationing with her husband in their RV

Her Routine

  • Substitute teacher
  • Volunteers at youth center
  • Frequently babysits grandchildren
Alana | age 32

Her Condition

  • Current treatment: Generic levothyroxine (150 mcg QD)—product is not always from the same manufacturer at each refill
  • Serum TSH level: Varies. Last 4 results (tested every 8 weeks): (1) 2.9 mIU/L, (2) 1.7 mIU/L, (3) 2.5 mIU/L, (4) 1.9 mIU/L

Her Budget

  • Nurse at non-profit hospital
  • Earning advanced degree
  • Paying undergraduate loans

Her Routine

  • Voices concern that her tablets look different at each refill
  • Wants assurance that she will consistently receive the exact same medication
  • Frustrated with schedule disruptions due to multiple TSH testsa

Do You See Patients Like This in Your Practice?

There are many things to consider when selecting an appropriate hypothyroidism treatment for each patient. Click each patient type below to view their clinical profile and individual concerns.

Patient profile picture

Her Condition

  • Newly Diagnosed
  • Serum TSH: 7.2 mIU/L

Her Budget

  • Will consider branded therapy if recommended, but usually opts for the cost savings of non-brand name products

Her Routine

  • Small business owner
  • Single mother with 4 children
  • "Chauffeur" for school and extracurricular activities
Patient profile picture

Her Condition

  • Current treatment: Branded levothyroxine (175 mcg QD)
  • Serum TSH level: Varies. Last 4 results (tested every 3 months): (1) 3.7 mIU/L, (2) 6.1 mIU/L, (3) 3.4 mIU/L, (4) 5.9 mIU/L

Her Budget

  • Takes various medications for comorbid conditions
  • Occasionally leaves hypothyroidism prescriptions unfilled due to total therapy costs
  • Enjoys vacationing with her husband in their RV

Her Routine

  • Substitute teacher
  • Volunteers at youth center
  • Frequently babysits grandchildren
Patient profile picture

Her Condition

  • Current treatment: Generic levothyroxine (150 mcg QD)—product is not always from the same manufacturer at each refill
  • Serum TSH level: Varies. Last 4 results (tested every 8 weeks): (1) 2.9 mIU/L, (2) 1.7 mIU/L, (3) 2.5 mIU/L, (4) 1.9 mIU/L

Her Budget

  • Nurse at non-profit hospital
  • Earning advanced degree
  • Paying undergraduate loans

Her Routine

  • Voices concern that her tablets look different at each refill
  • Wants assurance that she will consistently receive the exact same medication
  • Frustrated with schedule disruptions due to multiple TSH testsa

a The American Thyroid Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists recommend retesting TSH levels 4 to 8 weeks after switching levothyroxine preparations.1

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