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Pharmacotherapy for Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders

Pharmacotherapy for Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders


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


Temp:     98.8oF

Wt:           155 lbs

Ht:            5’7”

BP:            136/82

HR:           90 bpm 


Eyes: EOMI

HENT: Normal

GI: Nondistended, minimal tenderness

Skin: Warm and dry

Neuro: Alert and Oriented

Psych: Appropriate mood

  1. Introduction
  2. Explain      your diagnosis for the patient, including your rationale for the      diagnosis. What labs would you order?
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. conclusions