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Did you know over 290,000 people die annually in China and USA due to adverse drug reactions? **
Our pharmacogenetics products provide answers to questions like this and more by analyzing your response to more than 100 FDA-approved medications. This information can be used by healthcare providers to optimize the choice and dosage of medications.
Pharmacogenomics is the combination of pharmacology (science of drugs) and genomics (the study of genes), which provides information about how your genetic profile affects your response to drugs. Pharmacogenomics could help prevent potential adverse reactions to drugs, which could range from wasted time and money to life-threatening events. There are a number of variations in your gene that influence the way you respond to drugs.
Most of these variations have to do with enzymes that metabolize one or more drugs. Some variations could indicate a strong chance that a particular medication will result in toxicity, while other variations could mean the effectiveness of a drug is vastly reduced. Choosing the right drug and dose based on genetic screening results could lead to significant improvements in treatment results.
With a simple saliva sample, iGenes can help you select the medication(s) and dose(s) that are best suited to your condition and genetic makeup. The report will identify the right medication, the proper dosage as well as medications that may be harmful for you across more than 100 FDA-approved medications. With this information, you can help inform your physician and/or pharmacist about the optimal medication and dosage based on your genes and prevent potential adverse reactions to drugs.