Medication Template-Levothyroxine (ati).docx - ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATE STUDENT NAME Medication Amalia Ortega REVIEW MODULE CHAPTER N\/A MEDICATION

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ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATE: Medication STUDENT NAME Amalia Ortega MEDICATION Levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl) CATEGORY CLASS hormones, thyroid preperations REVIEW MODULE CHAPTER N/A ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATES TherapeuTic procedure A7 Complications Contraindications/Precautions Interactions Medication Administration Evaluation of Medication Effectiveness Nursing Interventions Client Education Replacement 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 Use Expected Pharmacological Action PURPOSE OF MEDICATION PO Usually only seen when excessive doses cause iatrogenic hyperthyroidism CNS: headache, insomnia, irritability. CV: angina pectoris, arrhythmias, tachycardia.

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