Analyze the effects of lipids in drug absorption, how would knowing this affect your prescribing as a Nurse Practitioner.

Most Psychotropic drugs dissolve in fatty tissue because they are lipophilic. If there is more fat cells in a person (e.g obesity), lipophilic drugs will be drawn into those fat stores, which means less drug is available to have an effect. Aside from obese patients, the elderly have a relatively higher ratio of adipose to lean tissue. Analyze the effects of lipids in drug absorption, how would knowing this affect your prescribing as a Nurse Practitioner?

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