Patient AO, a 60 year old African American

Patient AO, a 60 year old African American 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
-How does ethnicity influence the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes in the patient?
-Describe how changes in the processes might impact the patient’s recommended drug therapy. Be specific and provide examples
-Describe the pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of EACH drug in the patient’s list
-Research the effect of ethnicity (African American) on EACH drug in the drug list provided
-Explain how you might improve the patient’s drug therapy plan and explain why you would make these recommended improvements


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