Post your answers to the 6 questions corresponding to this week’s content on primary care medication management. Provide your responses and rationales. Support your rationales with high level evidence. (See Post Expectations)
1’What is the Beer Criteria and what is its significance in prescribing?
2.What is the safest method of calculating a medication dose for the pediatric patient?
3.At what time period in a pregnancy can medication potentially have the greatest risk of causing malformations?
4’If your patient sometimes forgets to take her medication, what type of medication half-life would be beneficial?
5.Your patient is on the highest daily dose of his medication and it is not giving him the desired effect. What type of metabolizer is he with this medication?
6.What food item interacts with many medications and should be asked about its ingestion, especially in the elderly?