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By combining high quality, consistency, and affordability, all in one, UNITHROID can help you achieve normal thyroid levels no matter which way life turns.
GET TREATMENT FOR HYPOTHYROIDISM THAT'S

There at Every Turn

By combining high quality, consistency, and affordability, all in one, UNITHROID can help you achieve normal thyroid levels no matter which way life turns.

WHY MORE PATIENTS ARE TURNING TO UNITHROID

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HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCT

that’s been made in the same state-of-the-art facility in New York for more than 2 decades1

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BRANDED
MEDICATION

you can consistently depend on with every refill
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AFFORDABLE TREATMENT

with a $3 co-pay on 30-day prescriptions
See additional details.

Managing hypothyroidism with a treatment like UNITHROID usually involves taking a single tablet every day.2,3

Since you will always need a replacement for the thyroxine your body is lacking, you will likely need treatment your entire life.3 That's why it's important to find one that best fits your needs, no matter which direction life takes you.

Here are a few more reasons why more and more patients are turning to UNITHROID.1

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1ST FDA-APPROVED

levothyroxine treatment for hypothyroidism2,4

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NO HISTORY OF RECALLS

reformulations, or gaps in availability1

Contains no gluten
GLUTEN-FREE

UNITHROID contains no ingredient made from a gluten-containing grain (wheat, barley, or rye)1

COVERING THE BASICS OF HYPOTHYROIDISM

Hypothyroidism is a common condition that millions of people live with every day. While women are more likely to have hypothyroidism, it can affect anyone at any age.3,5

If you have hypothyroidism, it means your thyroid gland doesn't make enough T4, a hormone your body needs to function properly.3

Doctors diagnose hypothyroidism by testing thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels, and follow with a thyroid hormone test, if needed.3

High TSH levels can cause your body’s systems to slow down, which can lead to symptoms including, but not limited to3:

  • Dry skin
  • Feeling cold
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Thinning hair
  • Weight gain
A turn for the better

Managing hypothyroidism means achieving normal TSH levels. With a treatment like UNITHROID, hypothyroidism can be managed successfully.2,3

TO MANAGE HYPOTHYROIDISM CONSISTENCY MATTERS

To get and maintain normal TSH levels, it's important to stay consistent with your treatment. In fact, some treatment guidelines recommend that patients should be maintained on the same levothyroxine product. This may be important because small differences in absorption may affect your TSH levels, or your body may be sensitive to certain ingredients in one product, but not another.6,7

MAKE SURE IT'S UNITHROID

Even if your doctor writes "UNITHROID" on your prescription, your pharmacy could substitute another treatment (usually a generic version), depending on your state's laws and health insurance. If so, there's no guarantee you will receive a substitute that's made by the same company every time.

If your doctor wants you to specifically receive UNITHROID, he or she may also need to write "Dispense as Written" (or DAW) on your prescription. This means substitutions are not permitted.

A prescription pad showing UNITHROID 25 mcg, with DAW or “dispense as written” printed below with 1 pill at bottom of pad

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Or alternative language required by your state.

To make sure you get UNITHROID, take these steps:

  1. Tell your pharmacist you want "UNITHROID only."
  2. Check that the medication bottle says UNITHROID before you leave the pharmacy.
  3. Make sure your tablets are round with a JSP stamp on one side and an ID number on the other side that matches your dosage strength.
  4. Ask your pharmacist to note that all refills should be for UNITHROID only.

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Or alternative language required by your state.

If you receive a different medication, tell your pharmacist you cannot accept a substitute because your doctor has prescribed UNITHROID only.

ASK ABOUT UNITHROID SAMPLES

To start UNITHROID right away, ask your doctor about receiving a 2-week sample supply. This can give your pharmacy time to order your specific dosage of UNITHROID.

Various dosages of UNITHROID: 25 mcg, 50 mcg, 75 mcg, 88 mcg, 100 mcg, 112 mcg, 125 mcg, 137 mcg, 150 mcg, 175 mcg, 200 mcg, and 300 mcg
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UNITHROID IS AVAILABLE
Let us know if your pharmacy doesn’t currently stock your dosage strength, or if you have any other issues getting UNITHROID.

Take UNITHROID The right way every day

Your doctor will help ensure you get the right dosage of UNITHROID to meet your specific needs. When you begin UNITHROID, your doctor will regularly monitor your TSH levels. This will help your doctor determine whether your dosage needs to be adjusted.2 Consistency is important when you take UNITHROID. Always remember to2:

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Take your UNITHROID

every morning before breakfast

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Wait 30 to 60 minutes

before you eat or drink (water is OK)

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Wait at least 4 hours

before or after taking other medicine that may affect UNITHROID

Some foods and medicines can prevent UNITHROID from being properly absorbed by your body. These include soybean flour, walnuts, dietary fiber, grapefruit juice, antacids, iron, and calcium supplements.2

  • Let your doctor know about any prescription or over-the-counter medications you’re taking
  • Tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, if you’re breastfeeding, pregnant, or plan to become pregnant

Keep in mind

If you have just started UNITHROID, it may take 4 to 6 weeks before you notice an improvement in your symptoms.2

For a complete list of foods and medicines you should be mindful of while taking UNTHROID, talk to your doctor and see the Prescribing Information.

See how you can Save on UNITHROID

When managing hypothyroidism, consistency matters. It’s important to take UNITHROID the same way every day (using medication reminders such as pill boxes and cell phone alerts can help); and to make sure you receive the exact treatment your doctor prescribed.

We know that paying for medicine isn’t always easy, though. That’s why we’re happy to let you know that

More than 90% of commercially insured patients pay as little as
$3
For a 30-day
Prescription1,§

Subject to eligibility. Individual out-of-pocket costs may vary. Not valid for patients covered under Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal or state programs.
Please see full Eligibility Criteria and Terms and Conditions below.

§Of commercially insured UNITHROID patients, 90% paid a $3 co-pay for a 30-day supply from September 2018-October 2019.1
TWO WAYS TO SAVE
eVOUCHER Rx™ PROGRAM
  • No cards or coupons needed
  • Most eligible patients with commercial insurance will receive an automatic co-pay reduction at participating pharmacies when picking up a UNITHROID prescription
DOWNLOAD A SAVINGS CARD
  • Click the button below to see how to download a savings card
  • Show your savings card to the pharmacist when you pick up your UNITHROID prescription. Your pharmacist will apply the co-pay reduction at the pharmacy counter if they do not participate in the eVoucherRx™ Program
  • If you are a cash-paying patient (patients without insurance coverage), you may also participate in this offer unless you do not meet the eligibility criteria as listed below
Terms, Conditions, and Eligibility Criteria:
  1. This card is not valid for prescriptions submitted for reimbursement to Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, VA or DOD or TriCare or where prohibited by law, or other federal or state programs (including any state pharmaceutical assistance programs), or private indemnity or HMO insurance plans that reimburse you for the entire cost of your prescription drugs. Patients may not use this card if UNITHROID is covered under their Medicare prescription drug plan or if they are Medicare-eligible and enrolled in an employer-sponsored health plan or prescription drug benefit program for retirees.
  2. This card is good for use only with a UNITHROID prescription at the time the prescription is filled by the pharmacist and dispensed to the patient.
  3. This offer is good for 18 uses per patient or until the program expires, whichever comes first.
  4. Maximum reimbursement limits apply; patient out-of-pocket expense may vary.
  5. Amneal reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this offer without notice.
  6. Offer good only in the US, except California and Massachusetts, at participating retail pharmacies.
  7. Void if prohibited by law, taxed, or restricted.
  8. The selling, purchasing, trading, or counterfeiting of this card is prohibited by law.
  9. By redeeming this card, you acknowledge that you are an eligible patient and that you understand and agree to comply with the terms and conditions of this offer stated above and all LoyaltyScripts® program Terms and Conditions posted at www.mckesson.com/mprstnc.
By clicking the button below, I certify that I am 18 years of age or older, have read and accept the program terms, conditions, and eligibility, and not covered by:
  • Any federal or state healthcare program, such as Medicare, Medicaid, etc, including state medical or pharmaceutical assistance programs;
  • The Medicare Prescription Drug Program (Part D), or in the coverage gap; or
  • Insurance that is paying the entire cost of the prescription
Important Safety Information

Do not use UNITHROID alone or in combination with other drugs for the treatment of obesity or weight loss.

  • If your thyroid levels are normal, doses of UNITHROID used daily for hormone replacement are not helpful for weight loss.
  • Larger doses may result in serious or even life-threatening events, especially when used in combination with certain other drugs used to reduce appetite.

Do not take UNITHROID if you have a problem with your adrenal gland that has not been corrected. Starting thyroid hormone therapy before initiating treatment for adrenal insufficiency may cause a life-threatening condition.

Do not take UNITHROID as the first therapy or additional therapy in a weight control program.

Too much levothyroxine may affect your heart, especially if you are elderly or have cardiovascular disease. When starting UNITHROID, contact your healthcare provider immediately if you have any signs of increased heart rate, chest pain, or an irregular heartbeat.

Too much levothyroxine has been associated with increased bone loss, especially in women after menopause.

Take UNITHROID exactly as prescribed.

Take UNITHROID as a single dose, preferably on an empty stomach, ½ to 1 hour before breakfast with a full glass of water to avoid choking or gagging.

Products such as iron and calcium supplements and antacids can decrease the absorption of levothyroxine, so UNITHROID should be taken 4 hours before or after taking these products.

It may take several weeks before you notice an improvement in symptoms. Once your healthcare provider has found your specific dose of UNITHROID, it is important to have periodic lab tests and clinical evaluations to assess your response.

Treatment with thyroid hormone replacement will likely be lifelong.

Before taking UNITHROID, tell your healthcare provider if you:

  • have diabetes. UNITHROID may worsen control of blood sugar levels. After starting, stopping, or changing UNITHROID, closely monitor your blood sugar levels and contact your healthcare provider if there are any abnormal changes.
  • are taking oral blood thinners. UNITHROID may increase your response to oral blood thinners.
  • are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Your dose of UNITHROID may need to be adjusted if you become pregnant.
  • have any other medical conditions, particularly: heart disease, adrenal or pituitary gland problems, or depression.

Talk to your healthcare provider about:

  • all other medications you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Do not change or stop any of your medicines or start any new medicines before you talk to your healthcare provider.
  • your diet. Certain foods such as soybean flour, cottonseed meal, walnuts, dietary fiber, and grapefruit juice may cause your body to absorb less levothyroxine and may reduce its effect.
  • taking UNITHROID before any surgery.
  • hair loss. Partial hair loss may occur infrequently during the first few months of UNITHROID therapy which is usually temporary.

Tell your healthcare provider if you develop any of the following symptoms: rapid or irregular heartbeat, chest pain, shortness of breath, muscle spasm, headache, nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, tremors, muscle weakness, increased appetite, weight loss, diarrhea, heat intolerance, changes in menstrual periods, skin rash or any other unusual medical event.

These are not all the possible side effects of UNITHROID. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about your health or medicines, including side effects. To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Amneal Specialty, a division of Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC at 1-877-835-5472 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Approved use for UNITHROID

UNITHROID® (levothyroxine sodium) tablets is an oral prescription medicine used:

  • To replace a hormone usually made by the thyroid gland in adults and children with hypothyroidism
  • Along with surgery and radioiodine therapy to manage a certain type of thyroid cancer

UNITHROID should not be used to treat noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid in patients with normal iodine levels, or temporary hypothyroidism due to inflammation of the thyroid (thyroiditis).


References: 1. Data on file. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC. 2. UNITHROID [package insert]. 3. Mayo Clinic. Diseases and conditions: hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypothyroidism/symptoms-causes/syc-20350284. Accessed August 22, 2019. 4. US Food and Drug Administration. Guidance for Industry: levothyroxine sodium products enforcement of August 14, 2001, compliance date and submission of new applications. https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/levothyroxine-sodium-products-enforcement-august-14-2001-compliance-date-and-submission-new. Updated July 2001. Accessed August 20, 2019. 5. American Thyroid Association. General Information/Press Room. https://www.thyroid.org/media-main/press-room/. Accessed August 22, 2019. 6. Garber JR, Cobin RH, Gharib H, et al. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hypothyroidism in Adults: cosponsored by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American Thyroid Association. Endocr Pract. 2012;18(6):988-1028. 7. Baskin HJ, Cobin RH, Duick DS, et al; for American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists medical guidelines for clinical practice for the evaluation and treatment of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Endocr Pract. 2002;8(6):457-469.
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