Access Thyrogen

Three ways to access Thyrogen for your patients

Purchase Direct from Sanofi Genzyme

Healthcare Providers may obtain Thyrogen directly from Sanofi Genzyme. This allows your office to:

  • Control the acquisition and tracking process
  • Manage inventory with deliveries overnight, Monday-Friday,  8am-5pm EST,  excluding holidays
  • Assist in managing accounts with invoicing system

Get started today: Contact Sanofi Genzyme’s Account Business Manager, 617-768-6846, to discuss if this option is right for you.


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Order via Specialty Pharmacy

Depending on your patient’s health plan, you may be able to obtain Thyrogen through a specialty pharmacy. If covered, the specialty pharmacy will bill your patient’s health plan for the cost of Thyrogen.

ThyrogenONE can help you navigate your patient’s insurance plan and work with your patient’s specialty pharmacy to help you obtain Thyrogen.

Order via Your Wholesaler

You may also order Thyrogen from a wholesaler.  Contact your preferred wholesaler for details on how to order Thyrogen.

Order fulfillment support is provided by Sanofi Genzyme; for questions, contact Sanofi Genzyme at 1-617-768- 6669.

3 ways to access Thyrogen for your patients

  1. Purchase direct from Sanofi Genzyme 
  2. Order through a Specialty Pharmacy
  3. Purchase using a Wholesaler
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Additional Information

Depending on the individual insurance plan, Thyrogen may be covered as either a pharmacy or a major medical benefit. Occasionally, additional documentation may be needed in order to obtain prior authorization for coverage and reimbursement of Thyrogen.

Thyrogen® (thyrotropin alfa for injection) 0.9 mg/mL after reconstitution

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

There have been reports of death in non-thyroidectomized patients and in patients with distant metastatic thyroid cancer in which events leading to death occurred within 24 hours after administration of Thyrogen.

Caution should be exercised in patients who have substantial thyroid tissue still in situ or functional thyroid cancer metastases, specifically in the elderly and those with a known history of heart disease.

Hospitalization for administration of Thyrogen and post-administration observation in patients at risk should be considered.

There are post marketing reports of stroke in young women with risk factors for stroke, and neurological findings suggestive of stroke (e.g., unilateral weakness) occurring within 72 hours of Thyrogen administration in patients without known central nervous system metastases.

Patients should be well-hydrated prior to treatment with Thyrogen.

Sudden, rapid and painful enlargement of residual thyroid tissue or distant metastases can occur following treatment with Thyrogen.

Pretreatment with glucocorticoids should be considered for patients in whom tumor expansion may compromise vital anatomic structures.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

The most common adverse reactions reported in clinical trials were nausea and headache.

USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

Pregnancy Category C: Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Thyrogen. It is also not known whether Thyrogen can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproductive capacity. Thyrogen should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Nursing Mothers: It is not known whether the drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Thyrogen is administered to a nursing woman.

Pediatric Use: Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.

Geriatric Use: Results from controlled trials do not indicate a difference in the safety and efficacy of Thyrogen between adult patients less than 65 years and those over 65 years of age.

Renal Impairment: Elimination of Thyrogen is significantly slower in dialysis-dependent end stage renal disease patients, resulting in prolonged elevation of TSH levels.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Thyrogen is a thyroid stimulating hormone indicated for:

Diagnostic: Use as an adjunctive diagnostic tool for serum thyroglobulin (Tg) testing with or without radioiodine imaging in the follow-up of patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer who have previously undergone thyroidectomy.

Limitations of Use:

  • Thyrogen -stimulated Tg levels are generally lower than, and do not correlate with Tg levels after thyroid hormone withdrawal.
  • Even when Thyrogen -Tg testing is performed in combination with radioiodine imaging, there remains a risk of missing a diagnosis of thyroid cancer or underestimating the extent of the disease.
  • Anti-Tg Antibodies may confound the Tg assay and render Tg levels uninterpretable.

Ablation: Use as an adjunctive treatment for radioiodine ablation of thyroid tissue remnants in patients who have undergone a near-total or total thyroidectomy for well-differentiated thyroid cancer and who do not have evidence of distant metastatic thyroid cancer.

Limitations of Use:

  • The effect of Thyrogen on long term thyroid cancer outcomes has not been determined.

See full Prescribing Information for more details.