6521 w6 d1.docx - Case Study Patient HL comes into the clinic with the following symptoms nausea vomiting and diarrhea The patient has a history of drug

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Case Study 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 Rationale for current medication therapy Since HL is taking Synthroid 100 mcg daily, it is safe to assume they have a low level of thyroid hormone. This can be due to hypothyroidism or a hormone imbalance from radiation, surgery or cancer. (Drugs.com, 2014) HL is also taking Nifedipine 30mg daily, which is a calcium channel blocker. Nifedipine is used to treat hypertension and can also be used to treat angina. (Drugs.com, 2015) Prednisone can be used to treat severe allergies, arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, lupus, psoriasis and multiple other skin conditions. (Drugs.com, 2016) Diagnosis and Rational for Diagnosis HL has a history of drug abuse and may have Hepatitis C. HL came into the clinic complaining of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. There
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