What are your recommendations for managing this patient’s medications?

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Case Study: Prescribed Drugs with CAMs

A 35 year old male presents to your clinic today with complaints of back pain and “just not feeling good.” Regarding his back, he states that his back pain is a chronic condition that he has suffered with for about the last 10 years. He has not suffered any specific injury to his back. He denies weakness of the lower extremities, denies bowel or bladder changes or dysfunction, and denies radiation of pain to the lower extremities and no numbness or tingling of the lower extremities. He describes the pain as a constant dull ache and tightness across the low back.

He states he started a workout program about 3 weeks. He states he is working out with a friend that is a body builder. He states his friend suggested taking Creatine to help build muscle and Coenzyme Q10 as an antioxidant so he started those medications at the same time he began working out. He states he also takes Kava Kava for his anxiety and garlic to help lower his blood pressure.

His past medical history includes:

Type II diabetes since age 27

High blood pressure

Recurrent DVT’s

He states his other medications include:

Glyburide 3 mg daily with breakfast

Lisinopril 20 mg daily

Coumadin 5 mg daily

Questions:

· What are your recommendations for managing this patient’s medications?

· What are the components for educating the patient?

· When will you follow up with him on the efficacy of medications and education, and specifically what will you assess then?