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Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders

Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders

Write a 1+ page paper that addresses the following:


  1. Explain your diagnosis for the patient, including your rationale for the diagnosis. What labs would you order?
  3. Describe an appropriate drug therapy plan based on the patient’s history, diagnosis, and drugs currently prescribed. Discuss each of the patient’s medications. Create an updated drug therapy plan.
  5. Justify why you would recommend this drug therapy plan for the patient. Be specific and provide examples. Use and cite at least 4 sources for written assignments.


Case study assigned:

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
  • Flagyl 500 mg TID
  • Metronidazole 250 mg daily



Temp:       98.8oF

Wt:           155 lbs

Ht:            5’7”

BP:            136/82

HR:           90 bpm



Eyes: EOMI

HENT: Normal

GI: Nondistended, minimal tenderness

Skin: Warm and dry

Neuro: Alert and Oriented

Psych: Appropriate mood



Resources for this module:


  • Rosenthal, L. D., & Burchum, J. R. (2021). Lehne’s pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants (2nd ed.) St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
    • Chapter 64, “Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease” (pp. 589–597)
    • Chapter 65, “Laxatives” (pp. 598–604)
    • Chapter 66, “Other Gastrointestinal Drugs” (pp. 605–616)
    • Chapter 80, “Antiviral Agents I: Drugs for Non-HIV Viral Infections” (pp. 723–743)
  • Chalasani, N., Younossi, Z., Lavine, J. E., Charlton, M., Cusi, K., Rinella, M., . . . Sanya, A. J. (2018). The diagnosis and management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Practice guidance from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Links to an external site.. Hepatology, 67(1), 328–357. Retrieved from


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