Management of Hyperthyroidism - 0513-0000-17-086-H01-P

Management of Hyperthyroidism

by Wendy Chaing, PharmD, MBA, MPH
(4.5 / 0 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Thyroid disorder may lead to serious medical conditions if not managed. Hyperthyroidism is usually caused by Graves disease, toxic multinodular goiter, toxic adenoma, thyroiditis, and concurrent drugs. These factors cause the overactive thyroid gland to produce an increased level of triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Current management of the condition and/or its symptoms includes beta-adrenergic receptor blockers, thionamides (anti-thyroid drugs), radioactive iodine, and thyroidectomy. Managing thyrotoxic crisis (a thyroid storm), a life-threating emergency of hyperthyroidism state, requires a supportive therapy in conjunction with cocktail of medications including beta-blockers, anti-thyroid medications, and corticosteroids. Complementary and alternative therapies have been used, but have yet to be proven worthy. All therapies require appropriate monitoring and adherence to see results.


The goal of this hyperthyroidism continuing education program is to provide healthcare professionals with information about the updated management of hyperthyroidism. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the pathophysiology, etiology, clinical signs and symptoms, and clinical parameters of hyperthyroidism
  • Review the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments of hyperthyroidism
  • Describe the acute management of thyrotoxic crisis

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for pharmacists.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Initial Release Date: 03/30/2017; Planned Expiration Date: 03/30/2020

Course Originally Released on: 1/16/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/27/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/30/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Jenn R - Haslet, TX  ·  May 25, 2018
informative! educational!
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Shawna S - Ward Cove, AK  ·  May 20, 2018
It was okay, but I was hoping for a little more detail on follow-up.
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Brandon S - Medina, OH  ·  Apr 25, 2018
no additional comments
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Tina D - La Mesa, CA  ·  Apr 19, 2018
it provided a good summary of hyperthyroidsm
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Rhys W - Palmyra , VA  ·  Mar 09, 2018
Great course! I enjoyed it very much.
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