Levothyroxine – Pharmacology for Nurses: Practical Apps

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Chapter 31: Thyroid and anti-thyroid Test, Levothyroxine – Pharmacology for Nurses: Practical Applications

The key terms in this Pharmacology course include Thyroid and anti-thyroid, Levothyroxine, Medication, Pharmacology for Nurses: Practical Applications


The nurse is examining changes in a medication administration record after new orders were written. The new order reads Levothyroxine 200 mg once a day. What is wrong with this order? Select all that apply.

a. this medication is never ordered in milligrams (mg)

b. there is no route written

c. 200 mg is a small dose

d. Levothyroxine is a twice daily medication

Levothyroxine is a twice daily medication

this medication is never ordered in milligrams (mg) there is no route written

200 mg is a small dose


Levothyroxine 99 mcg is ordered. What is 99 mcg expressed as mg ?

a. 99.0 mg

b. .099 mg

c. 0.099 mg

0.099 mg

99.0 mg

.099 mg


What is the definition of euthyroid?

a. a hypoactive thyroid

b. a high T4 level 

c. a hyperactive thyroid

d. a normal functioning thyroid 

a high T4 level

a hypoactive thyroid

a hyperactive thyroid

a normal functioning thyroid


Warfarin serum drug levels can be increased when taking Levothyroid. True or false?

Correct!

True

False


What foods should the nurse advise the patient to avoid when  Levothyroxine has  been

prescribed ? 

a. processed cheese and meats

b. dairy products

c. bananas and oranges

d. soy products and seafood

dairy products

processed cheese and meats

bananas and oranges

soy products and seafood


When the TSH is very high, what symptoms might you expect to see in a patient? 

a. lethargy

b. sweating

c. nervousness

d. tachycardia

lethargy

sweating

tachycardia

nervousness


The nurse is examining changes in a medication administration record after new orders were written. The new order reads Levothyroxine 200 mg once a day. What is wrong with this order? Select all that apply.

a. this medication is never ordered in milligrams (mg)

b. there is no route written

c. 200 mg is a small dose

d. Levothyroxine is a twice daily medication

Levothyroxine is a twice daily medication

this medication is never ordered in milligrams (mg) there is no route written

200 mg is a small dose