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NDT private prescription

Eastgate2016
Eastgate2016

Good evening to all. I’m feeling a little stumped and wondered if anyone would be kind enough to message me.

I recently won the battle with my doctor and he’s given me a private prescription for Armour. At my pharmacy the price was £284.00. As much as I want to try it, there’s no way I can afford this for 100 tablets. I have looked on the thyroid uk website for their recommendations, but wondered if anyone had any other experiences with other suppliers possibly internationally) and if you’d share these with me.

Thanks in advance.

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helvella
helvellaAdministrator

Armour is the most expensive desiccated thyroid product. Is there some reason you are asking for that rather than one of the others?

Thanks for responding. That was the one he gave me. I didn’t ask as I felt quite happy that he had agreed to give me NDT. I’m aware now after researching that if I buy it without prescription abroad, there are cheaper ones. I’m not sure what the differences are in them.

SeasideSusie
SeasideSusieAdministrator in reply to Eastgate2016

Different NDT brands stopthethyroidmadness.com/a...

Thank you. I’ll have a read so I can understand some more. Am I allowed to ask where everyone sources their NDT from?

SeasideSusie
SeasideSusieAdministrator in reply to Eastgate2016

You can put up a new post asking where members get theirs although replies will have to be by private message as sources aren't allowed to be named on the forum.

Thank you, I will do that now.

Fifi12
Fifi12 in reply to Eastgate2016

Good luck. I am in the same position as you.lv had an under active thyroid for years , my symptoms have been up and down, but gradually got worse. I eventually saw a good endo, who has wrote me a private prescription. For 3 months supply I’ve had prices range from £700- £900.

I was on Armour I had too many side effects I went on WP Thyroid and feel a lot better only has 2 fillers. I am in the US and WP is on back order so I will have to have mine compounded. Check out all the NDT’s

In my experience different pharmacies charge differently, and local pharmacies charge the most. If you phone round the ones on the Thyroid UK list below, you can ask the exact price for your prescription and then choose the one which is best, that's what I do: thyroiduk.org/tuk/treatment...

Go to manufacture site there may be reduced pricing coupons

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to Loried

Not in the UK.

PM me please, I might be able to help.

I think plan A would be to stick to Armour and research a lower price than what you have been quoted. Try e-mailing Actavis/Forrest in NE USA and see how much it costs directly from the manufacturer. I pay about $130 for a two month supply (~100 pills). My pharmacy adds on a bit, but it's still a lot less than 284 pounds/Stirlin (and that does not contain coupons or any reduction in price).

Plan B. If A proves impossible, go for "thyro gold", I have heard that is a pretty good one.

If you still wish to go the official prescription route then you may wish to encourage your doctor to add onto the Armour script "or equivalent other brand" - with some specialist pharmacies able to be flexible on cashing-in such a script. Do phone a few first though, to check this in advance.

Personally I choose to source my own NDT overseas, & have been very happy with Thyroid-S. It works out at about 1000 tablets for £100. I have to go this route, as although formally prescribed Levo - my GP & consultant don't do NDT! Good luck finding NDT that works for you.

Katlittle0905
Katlittle0905 in reply to Mike37

Can you message me where you source it from please? I'm in the uk am I able to get it shipped do you know?

Chic42
Chic42 in reply to Mike37

I know this post is a few months old but could you pm me where I can purchase thyroid-s as my doctor won’t prescribe ndt meds so I need to source my own

RedApple
RedAppleAdministrator in reply to Chic42

Chic42, Please start a new post of your own about this instead of tagging on to an old post. Sources change over time, so it's best to ask for current information. And as you're a new member, please share some information about your thyroid situation in your post, or add it to your profile.

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