To Prepare Review the case study assigned by your Instructor

To Prepare
  • Review the case study assigned by your Instructor for this Assignment
  • Reflect on the patient’s symptoms, medical history, and drugs currently prescribed.
  • Think about a possible diagnosis for the patient. Consider whether the patient has a disorder related to the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system or whether the symptoms are the result of a disorder from another system or other factors, such as pregnancy, drugs, or a psychological disorder.
  • Consider an appropriate drug therapy plan based on the patient’s history, diagnosis, and drugs currently prescribed.

Write a 1-page paper that addresses the following:

  • Explain your diagnosis for the patient, including your rationale for the diagnosis.
  • Describe an appropriate drug therapy plan based on the patient’s history, diagnosis, and drugs currently prescribed.
  • Justify why you would recommend this drug therapy plan for this patient. Be specific and provide examples.
  • 3-4 references.

Case surdy:

DC is a 46-year-old female who presents with a 24-hour history of RUQ pain.  She states the pain started about 1 hour after a large dinner she had with her family.  She has had nausea and one instance of vomiting before presentation.

PMH:                 Vitals: 

HTN                                                                Temp:              98.8oF

Type II DM                                                     Wt:                  202 lbs

Gout                                                                Ht:                   5’8”

DVT – Caused by oral BCPs                          BP:                  136/82

                                                                        HR:                 82 bpm

Current Medications:     Notable Labs:

Lisinopril 10 mg daily                                   WBC:                          13,000/mm3

HCTZ 25 mg daily                                        Total bilirubin:           0.8 mg/dL

Allopurinol 100 mg daily                               Direct bilirubin:          0.6 mg/dL

Multivitamin daily                                          Alk Phos:                    100 U/L

         AST:                           45 U/L

                                                                      ALT:                           30 U/L

Allergies:

  • Latex
  • Codeine
  • Amoxicillin

PE:

  • Eyes: EOMI
  • HENT: Normal
  • GI:Nondistended, minimal tenderness
  • Skin:Warm and dry
  • Neuro: Alert and Oriented
  • Psych:Appropriate mood
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