Case Study 1: 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
First, Select one factor: genetics, gender, ethnicity, age, or behavior. Then explain how the factor you selected might influence the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes in the patient from the case study you selected. Then, describe how changes in the processes might impact the patient’s recommended drug therapy. Finally, explain how you might improve the patient’s drug therapy plan.