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How many tablets should the patient take daily? Levothyroxine (Synthroid) 150 mcg PO per day is ordered for a patient with hypothyroidism. It is supplied as 0.075 mg tablets. A safe dose of Synthroid is 1.5 mcg/kg/day. The patient weighs 196 pounds. Is the dose safe?



A. 2 tablets. The patient is receiving 1.5 mcg/kg. Safe!
B. 1.5 tablets. The patient is receiving 1.5 mcg/kg. Safe!
C. 2 tablets. The patient is receiving 1.7 mcg/kg. Not safe!
D. 1.5 tablets. The patient is receiving 1.7 mcg/kg. Not safe!

This question is part of Drug Dosage Calculations NCLEX Quiz 10
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Apr 02, 2020

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Answered Sep 15, 2017

2 tablets. The patient is receiving 1.7 mcg/kg. Not safe!
 

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