For this discussion, create a four to five slide PowerPoint presentation including voice-over, that will be used to educate your fellow classmates on your chosen topic. Be creative in presenting your topic and include at least two references (in APA format) beyond Stahl for your information.

Each student is to create a PowerPoint for their topic and submit to this discussion forum when complete. Please answer the following questions in your presentation.

  • What is your enzyme?
  • Why is it important?
  • What does it do in the human body?
  • What are the common medications that inhibit the enzyme, including any substrates?
  • What are the important medication restrictions regarding this enzyme?

 

*Psychotropic Drugs

For this assignment, you will choose one psychotropic drug that is metabolized by CYP450 enzymes and complete the following steps:

  1. 1. Write a summary to Introduce your chosen drug thoroughly in terms of class, use, precautions, side-effects, interactions, and overdose potential. Hypothesizing the outcome of prescribing your chosen drug in the presence of its CYP450 inhibitor and inducer.
  2.  
  3. 2. Answer the following questions:

a. What are examples of drugs that will inhibit and induce the psychotropic drug you chose to study? What will happen, e.g., side effects, symptoms in the patient if the psychotropic drug was prescribed along with either its (1) inhibitor or (2) inducer?

b. For which CYP450 enzyme/s is it a substrate?

c. What are the pharmacokinetic considerations when prescribing this medication (absorption, distribution, elimination)? Dietary considerations? Dosing times

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