Posted: November 16th, 2017
The physician has discussed the need for medication with the parents of an infant with congenital hypothyroidism. The nurse can reinforce the physician’s teaching by telling the parents that:
a. The medication will be needed only during times of rapid growth.
b. The medication will be needed throughout the child’s lifetime.
c. The medication schedule can be arranged to allow for drug holidays.
d. The medication is given one time daily every other day.
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