Pharmacology II: Thyroid Replacement Hormones

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Pharmacology II: Thyroid Replacement Hormones - Quiz

Medications affecting the Thyroid Gland


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Action - stimulate the _________ _____.

    • A.

      Testoserone levels

    • B.

      Metabolic rate

    • C.

      Addisons Disease

    • D.

      Brain activity

    Correct Answer
    B. Metabolic rate
    Explanation
    Stimulating the metabolic rate refers to increasing the rate at which the body burns calories and processes nutrients. This can be achieved through various actions such as exercise, certain foods, or specific medications. Increasing the metabolic rate can lead to weight loss and improved energy levels.

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  • 2. 

    Use - treatment of __________.

    • A.

      Hyperthyroidism

    • B.

      Hypothyroidism

    • C.

      Malnutrition

    • D.

      Synthroid

    Correct Answer
    B. Hypothyroidism
    Explanation
    The term "treatment" indicates that the blank should be filled with a condition or illness that can be treated. Among the given options, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are both thyroid disorders that can be treated. However, since the correct answer is hypothyroidism, it suggests that the blank should be filled with a condition where treatment is applicable, and hypothyroidism fits this criteria.

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  • 3. 

    Adverse Effects - symptoms of hyperthyroidism.Interactions - increase bleeding with _______                  - decreases the effect of _________

    • A.

      Ibuprofen, digitalis

    • B.

      Digitalis, warfarin

    • C.

      Warfarin, digitalis

    • D.

      Synthroid, thyrotoxicosis

    Correct Answer
    C. Warfarin, digitalis
    Explanation
    The correct answer is warfarin, digitalis. Warfarin is an anticoagulant medication that helps prevent blood clots. Digitalis is a medication used to treat heart failure and certain heart rhythm problems. Both of these medications have interactions with other drugs. Warfarin can increase the risk of bleeding when taken with certain medications, such as ibuprofen. Digitalis, on the other hand, can have its effectiveness reduced when taken with certain medications, such as warfarin. Therefore, the correct answer is warfarin, digitalis.

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  • 4. 

    Contraindications/ Precautions - Addisons Disease - recent MI - _______________ - lactation (women only)

    • A.

      Thyrotoxicosis

    • B.

      Levothyroxin

    • C.

      Metabolic acid

    • D.

      Inhibitors

    Correct Answer
    A. Thyrotoxicosis
    Explanation
    Thyrotoxicosis is listed as a contraindication/precaution along with Addisons Disease, recent MI, and lactation for the given situation. This suggests that individuals with thyrotoxicosis should avoid or take precautions when using the medication or treatment being discussed. The presence of thyrotoxicosis may have adverse effects or interactions with the medication or treatment, making it important to consider this condition before proceeding.

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  • 5. 

    Prototype - _________ (levothyroxin)(many generics available)

    • A.

      Synthroid

    • B.

      Synthrosis

    • C.

      Methimazole

    • D.

      Proplythiauracil

    Correct Answer
    A. Synthroid
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Synthroid. Synthroid is a brand name for the medication levothyroxine, which is used to treat an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). It is a synthetic form of the thyroid hormone thyroxine and is commonly prescribed to help regulate the body's metabolism. While there are many generic versions of levothyroxine available, Synthroid is a specific brand name for this medication.

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  • 6. 

    Desired Outcomes   Client will state a decrease in fatigue and coldness after three weeks of taking the medication.  Client will state that he/ she is to take the medication on a/ an ________ stomach every morning.

    • A.

      Full

    • B.

      Upset

    • C.

      Hungry

    • D.

      Empty

    Correct Answer
    D. Empty
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "empty". This means that the client needs to take the medication on an empty stomach every morning. This is likely because taking the medication with food may interfere with its absorption or effectiveness. By taking the medication on an empty stomach, the client may experience a decrease in fatigue and coldness after three weeks of taking the medication.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these is NOT a Nursing Assessment?

    • A.

      ADL ability

    • B.

      Feelings of coldness

    • C.

      Dilated pupils

    • D.

      Appetite

    • E.

      Weight

    Correct Answer
    C. Dilated pupils
    Explanation
    A nursing assessment involves gathering information about a patient's physical and mental health to develop an appropriate care plan. ADL ability, feelings of coldness, appetite, and weight are all aspects of a nursing assessment as they provide valuable information about a patient's overall health and well-being. However, dilated pupils are not typically considered a part of a nursing assessment. Pupil dilation is usually assessed by an ophthalmologist or neurologist to evaluate specific conditions or reactions to medications.

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  • 8. 

    Client Education - when to take - do not change dosage - weigh self once a week (report gain of __ lbs) - always get same brand  - medication is usually for life

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 5. This answer is based on the instruction to "report gain of __ lbs" when weighing oneself once a week. This implies that the client should report any weight gain of 5 pounds.

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