Taking a medication for months, only to find out that it was never working for you is at best frustrating and at worst fatal. In the past, before PGx testing, doctor’s were forced to use trial and error for medication management. They would tell you: “Try this medicine. Come back in a month and we’ll see how you are doing.” This basically means: “If it doesn’t work, we’ll try something else.”
So, what does it mean when a medicine doesn’t work? For starters, it means that proper treatment for your condition is being delayed. In many cases, that can lead to a worsening or progression of your condition, which can be very bad. It can result in a prolonged recovery, permanent problems, or in the worse cases, even death. Additionally, you may pay for 2 or 3 medications before you find the one that is right for you.
How can you avoid this dilemma? By asking your DNA! Using Pharmacogenomics – or PGx – you can find the correct medications at the beginning of your treatment. This way… you can shorten the length of your therapy and avoid a multitude of problems and complications down the road.
Don’t waste time finding the right medication for you. Start your treatment plan knowing you are on the right track. Use PGx.
- Retina Redy,