Review the case study below

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


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

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


Explain  how the factor you selected might influence the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes  in the patient from the case study

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.

Level one heading, Supported by at least three current, credible sources. fully adheres to current APA writing rules and style. 2-3 pages and a references page

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