Unithroid (levothyroxine sodium) is a prescription drug used to treat certain thyroid diseases. Unithroid’s cost may depend on factors such as your dosage, whether you have health insurance, and the pharmacy you use.

The price you pay for Unithroid can vary. It may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage (if you have it), and the pharmacy you use.

To find out how much you’ll pay for Unithroid, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. Or check out the section below to learn how much you can save by using an Optum Perks coupon.

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Unithroid is available as the generic drug levothyroxine sodium. A generic contains an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. A generic is considered just as safe and effective as the original drug but tends to cost less.

To find out how the costs of Unithroid and levothyroxine sodium compare, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

If you’ve been prescribed Unithroid and you’re interested in taking levothyroxine sodium instead, talk with your doctor. They may recommend that you take one version instead of the other. You’ll also need to check with your insurance provider, as it may only cover one drug or the other.

Why is there such a cost difference between brand-name drugs and generics?

Years of research and testing are needed to ensure that brand-name drugs are safe and effective. This testing can make the drugs expensive. The manufacturer of a brand-name drug can sell the drug exclusively for up to 20 years. After that, other drugmakers can create generic versions. This competition in the market can lead to lower costs for generics. And because generics have the same active ingredients as brand-name drugs, they don’t need to be studied again. This can also lead to lower generic costs.

If you take Unithroid long term, you may be able to lower your costs in the following ways:

  • Look into getting a 90-day supply of your medication. You may be able to get a 90-day supply of Unithroid if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of the drug. If you’re interested in getting a 90-day supply of Unithroid, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
  • Use a mail-order pharmacy to get your medication. Using a mail-order pharmacy might help lower your cost for Unithroid. Plus, you could get your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order drugs. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug through 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.

If you need help covering the cost of Unithroid or understanding your insurance, check out these resources:

On these pages, you can find insurance information, details on drug assistance programs, and links to savings cards and other services.

If you have questions about how to pay for your prescription, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Unithroid and cost.

How does the cost of Unithroid compare with that of similar drugs, such as Synthroid?

The cost of Unithroid compared with the cost of Synthroid can depend on several factors. Both Unithroid and Synthroid come as tablets and in the same strengths. Some of the inactive ingredients are different.

Factors that may affect how much you pay include:

  • whether there are any coupon cost savings programs available for the drug you’re prescribed
  • whether you have insurance or are paying out of pocket
  • how long your treatment lasts

If you have questions about the cost of Unithroid compared with the cost of similar medications, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. They can share more details on treatment costs based on your specific situation.

How much does Unithroid cost without insurance?

What you’ll pay for Unithroid without insurance depends on several factors. Generally, your cost will be higher without insurance. Factors that could affect your cost include:

  • your dosage
  • whether you qualify and apply for any savings programs
  • the pharmacy you use
  • the supply of medication you receive (such as a 30-day or 90-day supply)

To find out the exact cost of Unithroid without insurance, ask your doctor or pharmacist. You may also want to check with a few pharmacies to compare prices.

You can also visit Optum Perks* to get price estimates for Unithroid when you use coupons from the site. It’s important to note that Optum Perks coupons cannot be used with any insurance copays or benefits.

* Optum Perks is a sister site of Healthline.

If you have insurance, you may need to get prior authorization before your insurance provider will cover Unithroid. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss Unithroid in regard to your treatment. Then your insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If Unithroid requires prior authorization and you don’t receive it before you start treatment, you could pay the full cost of the drug.

Be sure to ask your insurance company whether Unithroid requires prior authorization.

If you still have questions about the cost of Unithroid, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to give you a better idea of what you’ll pay for this drug. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for Unithroid.

Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:

  • What’s the cost difference between one 50-microgram (mcg) Unithroid tablet and two 25-mcg tablets?
  • How does the cost of Unithroid tablets compare with Tirosint capsules?
  • Is Unithroid covered by Medicare?

To learn more about Unithroid, check out this article.

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Disclaimer: Healthline 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.