Case Study Of A Patient Hypertension/Hyperlipidemia

 

Patient  with obesity diagnosed with hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Drugs currently prescribed include the following:

  • Atenolol 12.5 mg daily
  • Doxazosin 8 mg daily
  • Hydralazine 10 mg qid
  • Sertraline 25 mg daily
  • Simvastatin 80 mg daily

• Explain how the factor you selected might influence the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes in the patient from the case study you were assigned.

• Describe how changes in the processes might impact the patient’s recommended drug therapy. Be specific and provide examples.

• Explain how you might improve the patient’s drug therapy plan and explain why you would make these recommended improvements. Be specific when discussing drug therapy.