Pharmacotherapy for gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders

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To Prepare:

· Review the case study assigned by your Instructor for this Assignment

· Reflect on the patient’s symptoms, medical history, and drugs currently prescribed.

· Think about a possible diagnosis for the patient. Consider whether the patient has a disorder related to the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system or whether the symptoms are the result of a disorder from another system or other factors, such as pregnancy, drugs, or a psychological disorder.

· Consider an appropriate drug therapy plan based on the patient’s history, diagnosis, and drugs currently prescribed.

 

Write a 1-page paper that addresses the following:

· Explain your diagnosis for the patient, including your rationale for the diagnosis.

· Describe an appropriate drug therapy plan based on the patient’s history, diagnosis, and drugs currently prescribed.

· Justify why you would recommend this drug therapy plan for this patient. Be specific and provide examples.

Case Study: 

DC is a 46-year-old female who presents with a 24-hour history of RUQ pain.  She states the pain started about 1 hour after a large dinner she had with her family.  She has had nausea and on instance of vomiting before presentation.

PMH:
                Vitals: 

HTN                                                                Temp:              98.8oF

Type II DM                                                     Wt:                  202 lbs

Gout                                                                Ht:                   5’8”

DVT – Caused by oral BCPs                          BP:                  136/82

                                                                        HR:                 82 bpm

Current Medications: 
   Notable Labs:

Lisinopril 10 mg daily                                   WBC:                          13,000/mm3

HCTZ 25 mg daily                                        Total bilirubin:           0.8 mg/dL

Allopurinol 100 mg daily                               Direct bilirubin:          0.6 mg/dL

Multivitamin daily                                          Alk Phos:                    100 U/L

                                                                     AST:                           45 U/L

                                                                      ALT:                           30 U/L

Allergies:

· Latex

· Codeine

· Amoxicillin

PE:

· Eyes: EOMI

· HENT: Normal

· GI:bNondistended, minimal tenderness

· Skin:bWarm and dry

· Neuro: Alert and Oriented

· Psych:bAppropriate mood

APA Format

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