Amitriptyline Case Study

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Amitriptyline should not have been prescribed for the John Doe, the reason being is that the drug is highly recommended for patients who have depression. Although, the drug can be prescribed for patients who have major migraine, Doe John does not have depression, he only complained about headaches. The physician should have taken this into a huge consideration, because some drugs tend to do more harm than good, which varies from patient to patient. Some of the side effects of Amitriptyline are the followings: headache, loss of consciousness, loss of balance control, and hyperactive.2
Another major factor is the fact, Doe John was documented to have Wolff-Parkinson-White. If the patient is not having tachycardia at the time of the exam, the results may be normal.2 This is the case with John Doe, he was not having tachycardia at the time of the examination. An exam done during before or after a tachycardia episode, the blood pressure will be normal or low in most cases. This is why it would have been reasonable to ask Doe to back for another test to make sure that it was not the Wolff-Parkinson-White that was causing the migraine. Moreover, to avoid treating patients with wrong disease, it would rationally do a test over and over again
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Doe John wasn't having a major headache, according to his wife. The drug is prescribed for the people who have migraine or depression. Along with this, Doe had three the side effects in result of the drug. Moreover, the autopsy showed a mixture of drugs. In regard to Health Care Provider, he should have taken more tests to understand what was really going on with Doe John. This way Doe would get the right treatment. Moreover, it was irrational for the Physician to just prescribe drugs without asking the patient what other drugs he was on. The Physician should have also made sure that Doe checked back with him to make sure everything was

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