Pharmacotherapy For Gastrointestinal And Hepatobiliary Disorders

Case study assigned.

Patient HL comes into the clinic with the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The patient has a history of drug abuse and possible Hepatitis C. HL is currently taking the following prescription drugs:

Synthroid 100 mcg daily
Nifedipine 30 mg daily
Prednisone 10 mg daily
Flagyl 500 mg TID
Metronidazole 250 mg daily

Temp: 98.8oF

Wt: 155 lbs

Ht: 5’7”

BP: 136/82

HR: 90 bpm


Eyes: EOMI

HENT: Normal

GI: Nondistended, minimal tenderness

Skin: Warm and dry

Neuro: Alert and Oriented

Psych: Appropriate mood

Explain your diagnosis for the patient, including your rationale for the diagnosis. What labs would you order?
Describe an appropriate drug therapy plan based on the patient’s history, diagnosis, and drugs currently prescribed. Discuss each of the patient’s medications. Create an updated drug therapy plan.
How might you evaluate specific signs and symptoms between these potential disorders and body systems? What drug therapy plans will best address these disorders for your patients?
Justify why you would recommend this drug therapy plan for the patient. Be specific and provide examples. Use and cite at least 4 sources for written assignments.