A patient with a recent diagnosis of hypothyroidism is being treated for an unrelated injury. When administering medications to the patient, thenurse should know that the patients diminished thyroid function may have what effect?

Answer Explanation: In all patients with hypothyroidism, the effects of analgesic agents, sedatives, and anesthetic agents are prolonged. There is no direct increase in the risk of anaphylaxis, nausea, or drug interactions, although these may potentially result from the prolonged half-life of drugs.

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