chapter  Case 56
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Medication dilemma

This chapter, written for undergraduate medical students and post-graduate doctors in training, presents information on how to manage medication dilemma — a case which they are likely to encounter in the future in a general practice setting. It presents the case of a 63-year-old chief executive who returns early to his general practitioner (GP) for his hypertension review and requests his GP to change his blood pressure medications. The chapter provides details of the patients' medical history and the key findings of clinical examination, together with initial investigation results data for evaluation, and helps them develop their skills of clinical reasoning. Key questions then prompt the student to evaluate the patient, and reach a decision regarding their condition and the possible treatment plan.