When seeing a doctor for a certain health condition or concern, you're often prescribed medication — and many times, multiple medications. You fill your prescriptions, take the medications for a period of time, and check in with your doctor to discuss how you're feeling, what side effects you're experiencing, and to explore potential alternatives.
This method is known as trial-and-error. You and your doctor work together over time to find a medication regimen that really works for you. But, given the advancement in precision medicine, PGx testing has become available to patients to help inform how medications and your genes may be interacting.
Take Control of Your Health — Manage Your Condition
By ordering pharmacogenetic testing you and your physician might better understand how your genetics will play a role in your response to certain medications (drug to gene interactions) and how your certain medications interact with each other (drug to drug interactions). With more insight into your genetics, you may be able to alleviate the need for trial-and-error.