discussion part two
your patient returns to your office 4 weeks following his initial appointment in part one with only moderate reduction in symptomology and an increase in nightly symptoms to 1 time per week. upon closer inspection of his medical records you notice that he has also been prescribed metoprolol (25 mg/day extended release) for uncontrolled familial hypertension.
what is the mechanism of action of metoprolol, and why is this an important issue in this patient? be sure to contrast the differences between your prescribed/discussed medication in parts one and the metoprolol just discovered. also, include your new patient plan with medication changes and details of dose and mechanism of action.