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MECH ANISM

Thyroid hormone replacement.

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CLINIC AL USE

Hypothyroidism, myxedema. Used off-label as weight loss supplements.

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ADVERSE EFFECTS

Tachycardia, heat intolerance, tremors, arrhythmias.

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• What pharmacotherapies are used as thyroxine replacements in hypothyroidism and myxedema? What is an off-label use?

Levothyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3); weight loss supplement

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• A patient begins taking thyroid hormone replacement therapy. What complications must you carefully monitor the patient for?

Tachycardia, heat intolerance, tremors, arrhythmias (symptoms of hyperthyroidism)