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How much does Nature-Throid cost without insurance?

Medically reviewed by Carmen Pope, BPharm. Last updated on April 4, 2024.

Official answer


Nature-Throid's retail price in 2021 was $29.09, but since 2021 there have been problems with the supply of Nature-Throid, and it has been unavailable.

This has resulted in the manufacturer selling Thyroid USP, which is the active pharmaceutical ingredient. This allows compounding companies to make a compounded version that contains the same active ingredient as in the RLC branded product, but this will be more expensive (average price $63). You will need a prescription from your doctor before the compounding lab will make it up for you. In general, Medicare prescription drug plans (Part D) do not cover this drug.

Nature-Throid is a natural desiccated thyroid replacement therapy obtained from pig thyroid glands that is a prescription medicine. First released in the 1930s, it was one of the first available medications for hypothyroidism. It contains T4 & T3 replacement hormones and is available in 11 strengths ranging from ¼ grain (16.25 mg) to 3 grain (195 mg). It also contains naturally occurring thyroid cofactors T1, T2, calcitonin, and iodine (in trace amounts). Nature-Throid is not FDA approved.

  • Nature-Throid (thyroid desiccated) Updated 05/2023.
  • Nature Throid Availability 2023. November 11, 2022.

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