NCLEX- Misc Endocrine drugs

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NCLEX- Misc Endocrine drugs
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  1. Liotrix (thyrolar)
    Thryroid hormone.
  2. Myxedma coma
    severe hypothyroidism
  3. Propylthiouracil (PTU)
    Antithyroid Medications. Blocks the synthesis of thyroid medications. blocks the conversion of t4 into t3. Tx of Grave's disease
  4. Why sometimes is a beta adrenergic agonist such as propanolol prescribed for hyperthyroidism
    To decrease tremors and tachycardia
  5. Methimazole (Tapazole)
    Antithyroid Medications. Blocks the synthesis of thyroid medications. blocks the conversion of t4 into t3. TX of Graves diseae.
  6. Besides hypothroidism, what is a side effect of antithyroid medication such as PTU or Tapazole
    agranulocytosis (Failure of bone marrow to make enough neutrophils.)
  7. Radioactive iodide.
    Antithyroid med. RI is absorbed by the thyroid and destroys some of the thyroid producing cells. Used for hyperthyroidism.
  8. Radioactive iodide is contraindicated in who?
    pregnant women
  9. Somatropin (Genotropin, Nutropin)  "Tropin"
    Anterior Pituitary hormones/Growth hormone.
  10. What are a couple side effects of Anterior pituitarty hormones "Tropins"
    Hyperglycemia and hypothyroidism
  11. What should the nurse monitor in the clients urine if they are taking somatropin a Growth hormone.
    Glucose in the urine
  12. Vasopressin (Pitressin synthetic)
    Posterior pit hormone/ Antidiuretic hormone. Cause vasoconstriction. used for DI
  13. What is a side effect of Vasopressin ("pressin") that the nurse needs to monitor for?
    Hypertension. Vasopressin causes vasoconstriction and may increase blood pressure. It causes water retention so fluid intake and output , and weight should be monitored.
  14. Desmopressin (DDAVP, stimate)
    Posterior pituitary hormones/ antidiuretc hormone. Cause vasoconstriction. Used for DI.
  15. Hydrocortisone (Solu- Cortef)
    Adrenal hormone replacement. Used for Addison's disease.
  16. A pt who has adrenal insufficiency (addison's disease) is taking hydrocortisone for adrenal insufficiency. He is about to go into have an arthroplasty, what would be the appropriate thing to do?
    Administration of supplemental dose of hydrocortisone to prevent adrenal crisis because the client is about to go under alot more stress and he needs more steroids to handle it.

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