Emily Shared "Endocrine Drugs" - 3 Picmonics

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Endocrine Drugs

Metformin
Indications
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Mechanism of Action
Decreased Gluconeogenesis
Increased Insulin Sensitivity
Side Effects
Lactic Acidosis
GI Distress
Weight Loss
B12 Deficiency
Contraindication
GFR < 30 ml/min
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Propylthiouracil (PTU) and Methimazole (MMI)
Indications
Hyperthyroidism
Mechanism
Inhibits Thyroid Peroxidase
PTU Blocks Peripheral Conversion of T4 to T3
Side Effects
Agranulocytosis
Skin Rash
Hepatotoxicity (PTU)
Teratogen (MMI)
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Levothyroxine
Indications
Hypothyroidism
Myxedema Coma
Mechanism of Action
Isomer of thyroid hormone (T4)
T3 has higher potency
Side Effects
Hyperthyroid symptoms
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