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endo drugs
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  1. glucocorticoids
    prototype
    SE
    pt teaching
    • hydrocortisone (cortef, hydrocortone)
    • or prednisone
    • SE- sodium fluid rentention, edema, muscle wasting and weakness, osteoporosis, glaucoma, peptic ulcers, hypokalemia, adrenal atrophy, making of infection, impaired wound healing, facial flushin, weight gain, increase appetite, mood swings, acne, nausea
    • pt teaching slowly decrease dose , monitor for cushings, infection, blood sugars, report GI upset, stool, the patient needs to be on a high protien diet, calcium and potassium but a diet low in fat
  2. thyroid drugs are used to treat
    hypothyroidism
  3. antithyroid drugs are used to treat
    hyperthyroidism
  4. thyroid prototype
    SE
    Pt teaching
    • Levothyroxine-synthroid
    • SE are Palpitations, HTN, dysrhythmias, menstral irregulariteis, insomnia, heat intolerance, nervousness, tremors, headache, tachycardia, weight loss.
    • monitor T3 and T4
    • take in the morning to prevent insomnia
  5. antithyroid drugs
    prototype
    SE
    Pt teaching
    • PTU
    • SE hepatotoxic, bradycardia, agranulocytosis, diarrhea,, leukopenia, numbness in fingers, headache, fever, puritis, nausea
    • monitor T3 and T4 and take in the morning

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