Activity 13.3: Critical thinking

As an individual or in a group think about some experiences you have witnessed where patients may respond differently to the same drug and attempt to identify possible causes for this.

Our bodies will react to medications in many different ways. We can administer the same medication to different patients and they will all respond slightly differently. Certain conditions such as heart failure, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis these can have an impact upon the absorption and distribution of medicines.