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Levothyroxine (Levothroid) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Levothroid?

levothyroxine

What is the Trade Name for levothyroxine?

Levothroid

What are the Indications of Levothyroxine (Levothroid) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

thyroid hormone replacement in hypothyroidism

What are the Actions of Levothyroxine (Levothroid) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

replaces thyroid hormone, increasing metabolism, promotes gluconeogenesis, stimulates protein synthesis, restores normal hormone balance and suppresses thyroid cancer

What is the Therapeutic Class of Levothyroxine (Levothroid) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

hormone

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Levothyroxine (Levothroid) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

thyroid preparations

What are the Nursing Considerations of Levothyroxine (Levothroid) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • assess pulse and monitor for tachyarrythmias and chest pain
  • monitor TSH levels
  • overdose is presented as hyperthyroidism
  • start with low doses and increase as indicated
  • therapy is lifelong
  • take directly after breast feeding
  • increases the effects of warfarin

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