Summary of Hyperthyroidism medications
Flashcards on Hyperthyroidism medications
and methimazole are two hyperthyroidism medications that can cause agranulocytosis and aplastic anemia.
Questions on Hyperthyroidism medications
An 18-year-old woman comes to the clinic because of tachycardia, nervousness, decreased exercise tolerance, and weight loss over the past 6 months. She was previously healthy and takes no medications. Her sister has Graves disease. Her pulse is 124/min, respirations are 18/min, and blood pressure is 128/78 mm Hg. Her BMI is 19 kg/m2. There is no proptosis. Examination of the neck shows a smooth and enlarged thyroid gland. Cardiac examination shows regular tachycardia. Her lungs are clear to auscultation. Laboratory studies are obtained and show:Thyroid-stimulating hormone: <0.01 µU/mL
Thyroxine (T4 ): 15.5 μg/dL
Triiodothyronine (T3 ): 240 ng/L
Which of the following is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?