Case study assigned.
Patient HL comes into the clinic with the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The patient has a history of drug abuse and possible Hepatitis C. HL is currently taking the following prescription drugs:
Synthroid 100 mcg daily
Nifedipine 30 mg daily
Prednisone 10 mg daily
Flagyl 500 mg TID
Metronidazole 250 mg daily
Wt: 155 lbs
HR: 90 bpm
GI: Nondistended, minimal tenderness
Skin: Warm and dry
Neuro: Alert and Oriented
Psych: Appropriate mood
Explain your diagnosis for the patient, including your rationale for the diagnosis. What labs would you order?
Describe an appropriate drug therapy plan based on the patient’s history, diagnosis, and drugs currently prescribed. Discuss each of the patient’s medications. Create an updated drug therapy plan.
How might you evaluate specific signs and symptoms between these potential disorders and body systems? What drug therapy plans will best address these disorders for your patients?
Justify why you would recommend this drug therapy plan for the patient. Be specific and provide examples. Use and cite at least 4 sources for written assignments.