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
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!
Walmart just quoted me $22.68 for a 28 pack! Very good pricing!
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.........
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
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.
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!!!!
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.
Synthroid is MCC and is not classified as Gluten free.
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
too cool. lets see you in a few days after starting this! lol
Why would Armour thyroid be linked as a tag to this medicine? Its not a part of it at all?
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?
Take a look at this pharmacutical site for the current information on the FDA approval and the release just this May,
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.
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. :)
Great to know you want to be the test subject!
And hard to believe we have not heard of this product here until now.
Synthyroid has Micro Crystalline Cellulose as the filler?
If so, that might explain some things when I used it.
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.
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.
My doctor prescribed 50mcg of Tirosint. My TSH is 4.91 and my T3 and T4 are normal. Did he prescribe too much?
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.
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.
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.
T4 must be converted to T3 for use by the body. If one converts well, they won't need an additional T3 med.