American male

 Patient AO is a 56yo African American male with a history of obesity and has recently gained 9 pounds. He has been recently diagnosed with hypertension and hyperlipidemia by his primary care provider. 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

Please make sure to address ALL aspects of the assignments:

  • Review the case study assigned by your Instructor for this Assignment.
  • Select one the following factors: genetics, gender, ethnicity, age, or behavior factors.

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

  • 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.