wk 7 discu posted.docx - Case Study Patient HL comes into the clinic with the following symptoms nausea vomiting and diarrhea The patient has a history

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Case StudyPatient 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 XL 30 mg daily, Prednisone 10 mg dailyCurrent Drug Therapy RationalHL is currently taking Synthroid 100 mcg a day, most likely related to underactive thyroid. Synthroid will correct the hormone imbalance of hypothyroidism (Drugs.com, 2014). Nifedipine XL 30 mg daily, indications are for Vasospastic and Chronic Stable Angina (Drugs.com, 2015). Prednisone is used to treat a variety of severe inflammatory disorders such as, arthritis, asthma, lupus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (Drugs.com, 2016). HL symptoms nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea would reinforce the rational for irritable bowel syndrome and since he has been prescribed prednisone. History and Physical Work UpHL’s past medical history indicates substance abuse and possible Hepatitis C. According to his medication regiment, hypothyroidism is also a medical condition that may be complicatingthis patient’s presentation. Until lab values are drawn for thyroid hormone levels, exacerbation of
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