Hypothyroidism Case Study –
Ruth Olson, a 74 year old female has a past medical history for hypothyroidism diagnosed on November 2013. She admits to taking â€œthyroid replacementâ€ medication but does not recall the name of the medication today.
- What are non-pharmacologic treatment strategies for the management of hypothyroidism?
- What pharmacologic treatment is used first line for a patient with hypothyroidism (not autoimmune induced) (be sure to include, at a minimum, drug name, dose, route, frequency)? What other treatment options exist? Why did you choose your treatment option over other available options (if applicable)?
- What is the mechanism of action of your selected pharmacologic agent? How does the mechanism of action correlate with the physiology/pathophysiology of hypothyroidism?
- What are the most common adverse effects of your selected medication?
- What is the cost of your selected treatment option?
- Discuss pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of your selected pharmacologic agent (be sure to include, at a minimum, onset, peak, duration, half-life, etc).
- Discuss dosing considerations for pharmacologic treatment of hypothyroidism related to the geriatric population.