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Levothyroxine sodium, used to treat hypothyroidism and also for pituitary TSH suppression, was the fourth most popular medication in the United States in 2011. Whether looking for the brand name version – Synthroid – or a generic version, savvy shoppers will want to find the lowest price. We’ve found that you can save up to 82% on Synthroid and 74% on levothyroxine sodium.

Of all options, the lowest prices for generic Synthroid are through drug discount programs at major U.S. retailers like Walmart and Target. The price is about $10 for a 90 day supply!

In contrast, U.S. prices are much higher for brand name Synthroid. We compared the cash price — $102 for 90 pills (100 mcg) — at our local pharmacy in New York City to the prices at the same pharmacy using a discount card and discount coupon. They had similar prices of $77.19 and $74.41 respectively. If you choose to use one of these savings methods, be sure to check different coupons and cards, as they will have different prices. They may even have different prices at different pharmacies.

The biggest savings on brand name Synthroid are from international online pharmacies. We found that you can save up to 82%, and purchase 90 pills for $17.99.

Savings on 90 Day Supply of Synthroid

Program Price Savings over Local Pharmacy Percent savings
U.S. Local Pharmacy $102.00
Discount Card Option $77.19 $24.81 24%
Discount Coupon Option $74.41 $27.59 27%
U.S. Online Pharmacy $71.89 $30.11 30%
International Online Pharmacy $205.47 $826.50 80%

Local pharmacy in New York City, U.S. online international pharmacy found at, International Online Pharmacy price as found on, discount card used found on, coupon found on Prices collected 2/4/2013.

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