pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes

Week 2 Case Assignment: Patient AO has a history of obesity and has recently gained 9 pounds. The patient has been 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 Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following: • Explain how the factor you selected might influence the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes in the patient from the case study you were assigned above. • 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. • Remember to use the rubric as a checklist.
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