Case Study: Respiratory Disorders Mr. Harmon arrives in the emergency room extre

Case Study: Respiratory Disorders
Mr. Harmon arrives in the emergency room extremely short of breath and anxious. He has a history of asthma and hypertension. His blood pressure is elevated. He claims that the beclomethasone (Beconase) inhaler that he was given two months ago has been unable to ease his dyspnea. Prior to his hospital visit, Mr. Harmon was taking the following medications: ◦ beclomethasone (Beconase) inhaler ◦ propranolol (Inderal) While in the ED, the physician prescribes lorazepam (Ativan) and albuterol (Proventil).
Give the therapeutic rationale for the two drugs taken prior to the ED visit:
Explain how beclomethasone and propranolol may have contributed to Mr. Harmon’s symptoms
Give the therapeutic rationale for the two drugs prescribed to Mr. Harmon during his ED visit.
What medications might be prescribed upon discharge and why
Case Study: Gastrointestinal Disorders
Mr. DiNapoli enters your clinical with a complaint of severe upper abdominal pain that occurs mostly in the evening. It is relieved by food, although he vomits after his meals several times per week. He has a history of peptic ulcers, alcohol abuse, and smoking 2 packs per week. Laboratory results reveal blood in his stools. He is taking Tylenol for the pain in his stomach and Tums for his indigestion
Do you think Mr. DiNapoli has a duodenal or a gastric ulcer? Support your position.
What lifestyle factors may be contributing to his condition?
Briefly provide an explanation for how each of the following class of medications work:
Proton Pump Inhibitors
H2 receptor blockers
Antacids
What do you think the best pharmacotherapeutic option(s) is/are for Mr. DiNapoli? Explain your rationale
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