Psychopharma (Enzymes)


Pharmacokinetic actions are mediated through the hepatic and gut drug-metabolizing system known as the cytochrome P540 (CYP) enzyme system. For this discussion, you will be assigned the following enzyme:

  • CYP 3A4 enzyme

Answer the questions as they pertain to the enzyme you were assigned. Include at least two references other than Stahl in your answers.

1. What is your enzyme?

2. Why is it important?

3. What does it do in the human body?

4. What are the common medications that inhibit the enzyme, including any substrates?

5. What are the important medication restrictions regarding this enzyme?

Once you have created your summary and presentation, submit under the appropriate discussion thread topic. Your initial post should be in APA format with evidence-based references to support your statements.

Free of plagiarism (TURNITIN assignment)

Textbook:  Stahl, S. (2013). Essentials of Psychopharmacology, (4th edition). United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, ISBN-13: 978-1107025981.

Background: I am currently enrolled in the Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, I am a Registered Nurse, and I work in a Psychiatric Hospital.

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