Genetic testing help us to choose the right drug
1st January, 1970
1st January, 1970
Today, the entire world relies on modern technologies. Similarly, in the field of science, we have a developing technology called "genetic testing". This technology is based on the genetic make-up of individuals. Every individual is unique, as is their DNA. One of the emerging fields in genetic testing is "Pharmacogenomics". Pharmacogenomics is a field of medicine that tells us how genes affect a person's response to drugs.
So to keep our health risk-free, we have designed a unique genetic testing package called "MEDNAwise". This package tells us which drug would exactly respond to our genes. So based on our genetic make-up, it tells us the best drug and treatment that can be carried forward.
Eg: Depression and Amitriptyline. The breakdown of the antidepressant drug amitriptyline is influenced by two genes called CYP2D6 and CYP2C19. If your doctor prescribes amitriptyline, he or she might recommend genetic testing for the CYP2D6 and CYP2C19 genes to help decide what dose of the drug you need.
Pharmacogenomics also makes work easier for doctors because it gives them a list of drugs for different treatments for an individual. This also helps an individual get fitter soon or avoid health risks by getting the right treatment.
Therefore, pharmacogenomics is a growing field, and new approaches have been made to the field of medicine. Globally, it has made great progress, and in India, it is making progress. In India, it is showing promising results and helping healthcare professionals improve the treatment and provide the right drug.
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