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A 47 year old woman comes to the phsycian because of nervousness and increased sensitivity to cold temperatures. Upon physical examination, the physician notices that the woman is tachychardic, has a tremor and very anxious. He decides to treat her immediately. Which of the following drugs can the physician prescribe for the acute management of this patient's conditions ?

A) Clonidine
B) Propylthiouracil
C) Potassium Iodide
D) Propranolol
E) Methimazole
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D - propranolol

It's Hyperthyroidism -> i think Beta blocker is the best one to choose for the managment of acute conditions.
after that begins treatment with propylthiouracil i guess....
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D - propranolol

It's Hyperthyroidism -> i think Beta blocker is the best one to choose for the managment of acute conditions.
after that begins treatment with propylthiouracil i guess....
yeah....Beta blocker (D)propranolol......but confused with increased sensitivity to cold.....mentioned in the question above.........isn't that occurs in hypothyroidism...........??? Confused!!!! Explain pls........
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yeah....Beta blocker (D)propranolol......but confused with increased sensitivity to cold.....mentioned in the question above.........isn't that occurs in hypothyroidism...........??? Confused!!!! Explain pls........
Oh man, I'm so sorry! That's suppose to say warm temperatures. I was reading about hyperthyroidism and decided to write my own question LOL failed attempt! Its ok, Hopefully the admins can change that to "increased sensitivity to warm temperatures"
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D) Propranolol is the correct answer. Beta blockers are used to treat the acute adrenergic symptoms of hyperthyroidism - tremor, tachychardia, anxiety. For long term therapy Propylthiouracil is the drug of choice.
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