A nurse is following the progress of a client being treated for hypothyroidism. Which findings indicate the client is experiencing side effects of the thyroid replacement therapy? Select all that apply.

  • excessive sweating
  • constipation
  • inability to tolerate cold
  • leg cramps
Numbers 1 and 4 are correct.
Excessive sweating and leg cramps are side effects of thyroid replacement therapy. Diarrhea rather than constipation is a side effect of thyroid replacement therapy. Inability to tolerate heat rather than cold is a side effect as well.