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ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATE: MedicationSTUDENT NAME Amalia Ortega MEDICATION Levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl) CATEGORY CLASShormones, thyroid preperationsREVIEW MODULE CHAPTERN/AACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATESTherapeuTic procedure A7ComplicationsContraindications/PrecautionsInteractionsMedication AdministrationEvaluation of Medication EffectivenessNursing InterventionsClient EducationReplacement in hypothyroidism to restore normal hormonal balance. Suppression of thyroid cancer. Replacement of or supplementation to endogenous thyroid hormones. Principal effect is increasing metabolic rate of body tissues: Promote gluconeogenesis, Increased utilization and mobilization of glycogen stores, Stimulates protein synthesis, Promote cell growth and differentiation, Aid in the development of the brain and CNS Therapeutic UseExpected Pharmacological ActionPURPOSE OF MEDICATIONPOUsually only seen when excessive doses cause iatrogenic hyperthyroidism CNS: headache, insomnia, irritability. CV: angina pectoris, arrhythmias, tachycardia.