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NURS 6521N-26:Advanced PharmacologyINITIAL POSTPharmacotherapy for Cardiovascular DisordersCase Study 1:Patient AO has a history of obesity and has recently gained 9 pounds. The patient has beendiagnosed with hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Drugs currently prescribed include thefollowing:Atenolol 12.5 mg dailyDoxazosin 8 mg dailyHydralazine 10 mg qidSertraline 25 mg dailySimvastatin 80 mg dailyWith a recent weight gain of a significant amount, I would begin to question whether thepatient is retaining water and is possibly going in to congestive heart failure (CHF). With that inmind, and taking in to account that the patient is on three different acting antihypertensives, onehigh-dose cholesterol lowering statin, and a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), I willconsider gender on the effects of medication regimen. Data on pharmacokinetics in women islimited, due to inadequate recruitment during clinical research, however, it can be seen that

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Pharmacology, Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, weight gain, Franconi

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