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What is Thyroid?

What is this medicine? PARATHYROID HORMONE (para THI roid) is used to increase calcium levels in patients with low amounts of parathyroid hormone. This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

How to take Thyroid

How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for injection under the skin of the thigh. You will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine using the Q-Cliq pen. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children. Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.


What should I watch for while using this medicine? Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checkups. It may be some time before you see the benefit from this medicine. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Your doctor may order blood tests or other tests to see how you are doing. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take.

It is important to get the right amount of calcium and vitamin D while you are taking this medicine. Your doctor will tell you how much of these supplements you should take. Do not discontinue or change your dose of these dietary supplements except when advised to do so by your health care provider. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.

What if I miss a dose of Thyroid?

What if I miss a dose? Try not to miss a dose. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses. If you miss more than 1 dose contact your health care provider for advice.

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Side Effects of Thyroid

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine? Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-bone pain
-numbness or tingling of the skin
-symptoms of high calcium levels: thirst, severe or continued nausea or vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, muscle weakness, fatigue, confusion, or difficulty in concentration
-symptoms of low calcium levels: muscle spasms or tremor, numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, and face, seizures

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

-diarrhea
-headache
-joint pain
-mild nausea, vomiting This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interactions with Thyroid

What may interact with this medicine? This medicine may interact with the following medications:

-alendronate
-digoxin This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

Precautions

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine? They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

-bone cancer
-an unusual or allergic reaction parathyroid hormone, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
-breast-feeding

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More Ways to Save on Thyroid

Buy More, Less Often

If you need to take prescription medication such as Thyroid over an extended period, buying a larger quantity could save you time and money. Many drugs, including Thyroid work out cheaper per pill or dose when purchased in volume. Speak to your doctor about increasing the your prescription and you could pay less for drugs and need fewer trips to the pharmacist.

Compare Pharmacy Prices Online

Drug prices are not regulated, so the price Thyroid of medication may vary significantly between your local pharmacies. Online pharmacy comparison shopping is the simplest way to quickly discover which retailer has the lowest prices for your prescriptions.

Enter the name of your prescription, for example Thyroid, into the search box, add the zip code and click to browse prices and coupon offers. When you have found the cheapest price, print or save the coupon and and take it in to your chosen pharmacy. Comparing prices can save you up to 75 percent on your prescriptions.

Register for a Patient Assistance Program

Patient assistance programs offered by drug manufacturers can help you save money on your prescriptions. Many drug manufacturers have such a program, offering discounts to eligible patients who are prescribed Thyroid. Patients prescribed expensive or branded medication may qualify for discounts through such programs.

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Explore Generic Drug Options

Thyroid and other branded drugs often have a generic equivalent on the market at a significantly lower price. Generics account for around 8 out of 10 prescriptions filled in the US and are identical their brand name counterparts in quality, safety, strength, dosage form, route of administration, performance characteristics and intended use. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about safe generic alternatives to your branded prescription.

Check Your Medicare Part D Coverage

Seniors with Medicare Part D may be entitled to discounts on Thyroid and other prescriptions through their policy. The list of drugs covered varies from plan to plan, so check your provider’s website for more information.

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Explore Other Treatment & Therapy Options

Medication plays a vital role in treating a huge number of conditions, but there may be other therapies, lifestyle changes or surgical options open to you. If you have concerns about prescription costs, or are considering a different approach to your therapy, speak to your doctor to explore alternatives to medication.