Pharmacodynamic/Pharmacokinetic Case Study

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Write a 3-page paper APA in-text citations, 4 references that addresses the following:


Explain how the factor you selected might influence the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes in the case study below:


Patient HM has a history of atrial fibrillation and a transient ischemic attack (TIA). The patient has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and ischemic heart disease. Drugs currently prescribed include the following:

  • Warfarin 5 mg daily MWF and 2.5 mg daily T, TH, Sat, Sun
  • Aspirin 81 mg daily
  • Metformin 1000 mg po bid
  • Glyburide 10 mg bid
  • Atenolol 100 mg po daily
  • Motrin 200 mg 1–3 tablets every 6 hours as needed for pain.

Select one the following factors: genetics, gender, ethnicity, age, or behavior factors.


Reflect on how the factor you selected might influence the patient’s pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes.


Consider how changes in the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes might impact the patient’s recommended drug therapy.


Think about how you might improve the patient’s drug therapy plan based on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes. 


Reflect on whether you would modify the current drug treatment or provide an alternative treatment option for the patient.




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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