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Have you heard about the thyroid med TIROSINT (Levothyroxine Sodium) capsules -- No DYE or FILLERS ? Dr. Lupo mentioned this med during his chat last night (link inside) ..


Tironsint Levothyroixine Sodium Capsules- no dye or fillers

Anybody using this med?  When did it come out - ?  

Dr Lupo's Health Chat 7/28/10:  http://www.medhelp.org/health_chats/show/52?camp=msc
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499534 tn?1328707778
This would be a good question to ask Dr Lupo....find out when it came out and who is making it.  :)
In the mean time.....I shall google it! LOL
499534 tn?1328707778
Okay....here goes!

Akrimax Pharmaceuticals.....FDA approved in 2006. Shelf life of 18 mos. (Longer and more stable than the pills)

Tirosint is a gelcap. Potentcy isn't affected like the other T4 meds that have to be heated etc.

Comes in 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150    (13mcg dosage on way)   Dosages are all color coded. Comes in blister packs also with days of week on it I believe. :)

Inacive ingredients:  gelatin, glycerine, water       That's it folks!!

FREE OF:  dyes, gluten, alcohol, lactose, sugar!!!!

Next project is to try to find out cost difference.   I am going to ask my Dr if I can try this!
499534 tn?1328707778
Walmart just quoted me $22.68 for a 28 pack! Very good pricing!
798555 tn?1292791151
Since 2006, and never mentioned here or by any doc that I know.!  How?

Would have been one last thing to try before I went the dessicated rout! Oh well.........
17568 tn?1424977159
Hi

Tirosint was approved by the FDA in February 2007.  According the drug manufacturer:
the reason Tirosint is different from other thyroid drugs is Tirosint is the first levothyroxine treatment in a liquid gel cap form.  The gel caps are free of dyes, gluten, alcohol, lactose, and sugar.  Tirosint is unique and has no generic.  Unlike levothyroxine sodium tablets, Tirosint cannot be cut or crushed.

Tirosint is manufactured by:  Akrimax Pharmaceuticals, LLC in Cranford, NJ

Cindy
17568 tn?1424977159
UPDATE:  

I spoke with Akrimax this morning - makers of Tirosint.  They said that the drug was approved by the FDA in February 2007, but did not get to "market" until May of 2010.

Cindy

168348 tn?1379360675
Hi,

WOW -- thanks for the info. No wonder why we haven't heard about this new medication.  Thanks All for the info to take to our doctors -- especially if your current med is causing issues there's a new alternative that is dye & filler free out there and reasonably priced!!!!

C~
co-cl thyroid
Avatar universal
Does Synthroid contain gluten? I am sensitive to gluten so if it does, I'm going to ask my docotr if I can switch to Tirosint.
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393685 tn?1425816122
Synthroid is MCC and is not classified as Gluten free.
499534 tn?1328707778
I had my appointment with my endo today, and I am making the switch to Tirosint!!
I am going to be his test subject! lol  
He said that they have been using this drug for a while over in Europe, so it is only new here in the United States.
He told me to let him know if I end up feeling like King Kong with a surge of energy from better absorption of a T4 med...lol
393685 tn?1425816122
too cool. lets see you in a few days after starting this! lol
393685 tn?1425816122
Why would Armour thyroid be linked as a tag to this medicine? Its not a part of it at all?
649848 tn?1534637300
COMMUNITY LEADER
I see my endo on the 16th; was planning to ask for increase from 88 mcg to 100 mcg levo, along with my 5 mcg T3 med.  Could you please let me know how you do on this med because I now plan to ask my endo for it, but would like to know how you do on it, first.  

The one thing I saw in the research I did is that the dosages only go by 25 mcg increments.

How does your dosage of the tirosint compare with your dosage of synthroid/levo?  
393685 tn?1425816122
Take a look at this pharmacutical site for the current information on the FDA approval and the release just this May,

offtoasmoothstart.com

Sounds crazy for a pharm company but the motto on this is suits their mission of giving T4 patients another great alternative to Synthroid with this new med.

I am excited and look forward to hearing more for all thyroid patients getting another choice for treatment.
499534 tn?1328707778
They have just about all the dosage increments now and also have a 13 mcg to add to any of the dosages.

I will be starting on tuesday.  :)
798555 tn?1292791151
Great to know you want to be the test subject!

And hard to believe we have not heard of this product here until now.
798555 tn?1292791151
Synthyroid has Micro Crystalline Cellulose as the filler?

If so, that might explain some things when I used it.
Avatar universal
I used Tirosint for two weeks. Mood swings, tremors, and anxiety was terrible. I know you shouldn't notice such a change in two weeks. However, it was the only variable that changed. It was mid priced on my pharm hierarchy. Went back to Armor.
798555 tn?1292791151
That much change in two weeks would not necessarily be abnormal when going from a Dessicated product to a synthetic one that provides no T3.  You body is in shock from no more T3 that it was getting in the Armour.

Once your on dessicated, going off it is a big deal, literally.

Avatar universal
My doctor prescribed 50mcg of Tirosint. My TSH is 4.91 and my T3 and T4 are normal. Did he prescribe too much?
649848 tn?1534637300
COMMUNITY LEADER
You might get better answers for you question if you post your question on a separate thread.  You should have your T3 and T4 results, along with whether or not they are "free" or "total", plus the reference ranges for them.  

649848 tn?1534637300
COMMUNITY LEADER
Another guinea pig here...........I got a script for Tirosint and am on my second day...........

Cost me $27 + change for 90 days...........My insurance saved me $43, so for 90 days w/o insurance would have been $70.  It's cost equivalent to synthroid.



263988 tn?1281957896
Wouldn't you still need L-T3? I fail to understand why your doctor didn't prescribe both when he switched you.

Tirosint is only L-T4.

Confused.
649848 tn?1534637300
COMMUNITY LEADER
T4 must be converted to T3 for use by the body.  If one converts well, they won't need an additional T3 med.
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