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What hormone is SOMATREM for? Growth hormone DEFICIENCY
SOMATROPIN GH DEFICIENCY
BROMOCREPTINE GH EXCESS
OCTREOTIDE GH EXCESS
THYROTROPIN TSH
CORTICOTROPIN ACTH
PITOCIN, SYNTOCIN OXYTOCIN
ARGIPRESSIN VADOPRESSIN
LEVOTHYROXINE HYPOTHYROIDISM
what are the contraindications for anti-thyroid drugs? known allergies
what are the adverse effects for anti-thyroid drugs? liver and bone marrow toxicity
what are the interactions for anti-thyroid drugs? additive leukopenic effects, bone marrow depressants, high activity of oral anticoagulants
what are the nursing implications for anti-thyroid drugs? better when given with food, give same time each day, never stop abruptly
what should you avoid with anti-thyroid drugs? avoid seafood, soy sauce, tofu, iodize salt
what type of glucocorticoids are there? hydrocortisone, cortisone, prednisone
what are the indications of glucocorticoids? adrenocortic deficency, cerebral edema, collagen diseases, G.I., asthma/COPD, organ transplant, spinal cord injury
what are the cautions for glucocorticoids? gastritis, reflux disease, ulcer disease, diabetes, cardiac renal, liver dysfunction
what are the actions of glucocorticoids? inhibit inflammatory and immune responses, May cause salt and fluid retention, modify enzyme activities
what type of levothyroxine is there? synthroid
what are the nursing implications of levothyroxine? Monitor heart rate, temperature, weight, TSH; replacement therapy is lifelong
when should you take levothyroxine? take on an empty stomach 30 minutes before breakfast
what are the precautions of levothyroxine? elderly impaired cardiac function, highly protein bound, Half life: 7 days
what are the adverse effects of levothyroxine? hyperthyroidism,palpitations, tachycardia, increase metabolism, Weight loss, consistent lethargic
what is the action of levothyroxine? thyroid hormone, increas metabolism, enhances gluconeogenesis, stimulate protein synthesis
what is levothyroxine used for? replace absent thyroid hormone, hypothyroidism, manage thyroid cancer, thyroid suppression testing
what does levothyroxine need to increase? digoxin, insulin
what does levothyroxine need to decrease? warfarin, catecholamines
what does the mineralcorticoid do? regulate sodium and potassium balance in blood
what drugs shouldn't you take with the glucocorticoids? alcohol, aspirin, NSAIDS
when should you take glucocorticoids? usually in the morning with meals or food
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