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
1 Write an explanation of how age might influence the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes in the patient from the case study
2 Describe how changes in the processes might impact the patient’s recommended drug therapy.
3 Explain how you might improve the patient’s drug therapy plan.