The pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes

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, and simvastatin 80 mg daily

Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:

  • Select one of the following factors: genetics, gender, ethnicity, age, or behaviour factors.
  • 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.
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