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View answers to frequently asked questions about hypothyroidism and treatment options such as ADTHYZA.
How do I find more information about hypothyroidism?
Organizations such as the American Thyroid Association and the Endocrine Society are invaluable resources for news, advocacy, and connecting with others who are living with hypothyroidism.
How do I know when I may need to start or change treatment for my hypothyroidism?
It is important to discuss your symptoms and well-being with your healthcare provider. If something doesn’t feel right, make note and discuss with your healthcare provider.
I am still symptomatic after taking levothyroxine (T4). Is ADTHYZA an option?
Synthetic monotherapies only contain one thyroid hormone as treatment to restore thyroid hormone in the body: T4.1 ADTHYZA includes a combination of 2 thyroid hormones: T4 and liothyronine (T3).2 Combination thyroid therapy has been shown to make a difference in some people.1 Talk to your healthcare provider about your hypothyroidism treatment options and whether ADTHYZA may be an option for you.
What is the ADTHYZA dose?
The usual starting dose is 32.5 mg. Your healthcare provider may increase or decrease your dose by 16.25 mg every 2 to 3 weeks if needed, after monitoring symptoms.2
Could nutritional supplements interfere with how ADTHYZA works?
Inform your healthcare provider if you start or stop any other medications, including over-the-counter medicines or vitamin supplements, because some medicines can interact with others.
What if my pharmacy tries to switch ADTHYZA to another medication?
To ensure you are able to fill the medication your healthcare provider prescribed, talk to them about your local requirements for “dispense as written” (DAW) language. By writing this on your prescription, your doctor will ensure that you receive ADTHYZA as you were prescribed. Always check your medication to be sure it is what your healthcare provider prescribed. If cost or coverage is a concern, click here to learn more about our program that provides convenient and affordable access to ADTHYZA.
What if my pharmacy doesn’t have ADTHYZA?
Ask them to order it. Most pharmacy orders arrive within a few days and sometimes overnight. Or, click here to learn more about our program that provides convenient and affordable access to ADTHYZA.
How can I remember to take my medication?
ADTHYZA should be taken exactly as your doctor prescribed—every day.2 Making it a part of your daily routine, and taking ADTHYZA at the same time every day, will help remind you to take it.
Can I take ADTHYZA with a meal?
ADTHYZA should be taken with water on an empty stomach.3 You should wait 30 to 60 minutes before eating or drinking.3
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember or are able.3 If it’s almost time for your next dose, take only that dose—do not take double or extra doses.3
How can I ensure I won’t run out of medication?
A missed dose can affect thyroid levels, so be sure to plan ahead. Sign up for automatic refills with your pharmacy, or refill early so that you don’t run out.
Can I stop taking my medicine?
Even if you feel better, do not stop taking ADTHYZA unless your healthcare provider directs you to do so.
Is it okay to take ADTHYZA with other medications?
Inform your doctor if you start or stop any other medications, including over-the-counter medicines or vitamin supplements, because some medicines can interact with others.
Where can I go if I have more questions or need more information?
Call ADTHYZA Cares – Azurity Solutions Patient Direct: (844) 289-3981.
For medical information, or to report a possible side effect or product, please call 1-800-461-7449.
Why should I use the ADTHYZA Cares Savings Program?
ADTHYZA Cares focuses on health and symptom control, not on insurance coverage or pressure to switch therapies. ADTHYZA Cares offers you convenient and affordable access to your therapy at a guaranteed cash price, as low as
$30 a month. See how here.
What if I don’t have health insurance?
Even if you have no insurance coverage or are underinsured, the ADTHYZA Cares Savings Program offers you convenient and affordable access to your therapy at a guaranteed cash price, as low as $30 a month. ADTHYZA is delivered directly to your door. See how here.
Will my health insurance cover ADTHYZA?
Different plans have different coverages. If you and your doctor decide ADTHYZA is right for you, it may be covered by your insurance. Even if your prescription is not covered by insurance, ADTHYZA Cares gives you access to medication at a guaranteed cash price, as low as $30 a month. Find out more about ADTHYZA Cares now.
At The Pharmacy: Making Sure You Receive ADTHYZA
Although your healthcare provider may write a prescription for ADTHYZA, it’s possible your pharmacy may try to switch to another medication when filling. Be sure to ask your pharmacist to fill ADTHYZA as prescribed. If you have any difficulty with your pharmacy or with insurance, you can call (844) 289-3981.
Please note that Adthyza® has not been reviewed by the FDA for safety or efficacy.
DRUGS WITH THYROID HORMONE ACTIVITY, ALONE OR TOGETHER WITH OTHER THERAPEUTIC AGENTS, HAVE BEEN USED FOR THE TREATMENT OF OBESITY. IN EUTHYROID PATIENTS, DOSES WITHIN THE RANGE OF DAILY HORMONAL REQUIREMENTS ARE INEFFECTIVE FOR WEIGHT REDUCTION. LARGER DOSES MAY PRODUCE SERIOUS OR EVEN LIFE-THREATENING MANIFESTATIONS OF TOXICITY, PARTICULARLY WHEN GIVEN IN ASSOCIATION WITH SYMPATHOMIMETIC AMINES SUCH AS THOSE USED FOR THEIR ANORECTIC EFFECTS.
ADTHYZA® (thyroid tablets, USP) is a prescription medicine indicated as replacement or supplemental therapy in patients with hypothyroidism of any etiology, except transient hypothyroidism during the recovery phase of subacute thyroiditis.
ADTHYZA® is also indicated as a pituitary TSH suppressant in the treatment or prevention of various types of euthyroid goiters, including thyroid nodules, subacute or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s), multinodular goiter, and in the management of thyroid cancer.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not use ADTHYZA in patients with uncorrected adrenal cortical insufficiency, untreated thyrotoxicosis (high thyroid hormone levels), and apparent hypersensitivity to any component of the product.
The use of thyroid hormones for weight loss, alone or combined with other drugs, is unjustified and has been shown to be ineffective. Neither is their use justified for the treatment of male or female infertility unless this condition is accompanied by low thyroid levels.
Thyroid hormones should be used with great caution in circumstances where the integrity of the cardiovascular system is suspected. In the elderly and in patients with cardiovascular disease, ADTHYZA should be used with greater caution.
Tell your doctor about any other medical conditions you may have, especially heart disease, diabetes, blood clotting problems, and adrenal or pituitary gland problems. The dose of other drugs you may be taking to control these conditions may have to be changed while you are taking.
A reportedly apparent association between prolonged thyroid therapy and breast cancer has not been confirmed, and patients on thyroid for established indications should not discontinue therapy. No confirmatory long-term studies in animals have been performed to evaluate cancer causing potential, mutagenicity, or impairment of fertility in either males or females.
Thyroid replacement therapy for hypothyroid women should not be discontinued during pregnancy, and hypothyroidism diagnosed during pregnancy should be promptly treated. Minimal amounts of thyroid hormones are excreted in human milk. However, caution should be exercised when thyroid is administered to a nursing woman. Routine determinations of serum T4 and/or TSH are strongly advised in neonates in view of the deleterious effects of thyroid deficiency on growth and development.
Tell your doctor immediately if you experience chest pain, increased pulse rate, rapid, strong, irregular heartbeat, excessive sweating, or any other unusual event.
Partial loss of hair may be experienced by children in the first few months of thyroid therapy, but this is usually a transient phenomenon.
Many drugs and some laboratory tests may alter your therapeutic response to ADTHYZA.
Tell your doctor about all medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take medicines to treat and prevent blood clots (anticoagulants), antidiabetic agents, or oral contraceptives.
For further information, please see the accompanying complete Prescribing Information for ADTHYZA.
- 1. McAninch EA, Bianco AC. The swinging pendulum in treatment for hypothyroidism: from (and toward?) combination therapy. Front Endocrinol. 2019;10:446. doi:10.3389/fendo.2019.00446
- 2. Adthyza [prescribing information] Woburn, MA, Azurity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2023 https://adthyza.com/hcp/media/pdf/Adthyza_PI.pdf Prescribing information
- 3. Thyroid capsules or tablets. Cleveland Clinic. Accessed October 23, 2023. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/drugs/18645-thyroid-capsules-or-tablets Thyroid capsules or tablets