The future is…now!
For as many years as there have been doctors, the approach to choosing a patient’s medications has always been by trial and error. A drug is prescribed, and then we've waited. Sometimes patients will get better; sometimes, they won't. Sometimes, the medication doesn’t work. Sometimes, there are unpleasant or even dangerous side effects. And, as a result, sometimes patients won't even take their medicines.
Trying new medicines can be frustrating, and it can also be frightening. As a society, it costs us all more when a medication doesn’t work, or if it causes more harm than good.
The good news is that scientific knowledge around medication therapy is growing rapidly! Advances in technology now allow us to predict your risk and response to drug therapy through your unique genetic makeup and move away from the “one size fits all”, trial and error approach. At ZüpMed, we call it Personalized Medicine.
By incorporating pharmacogenomics (the study of genes and genetic variation that influence how one responds to medications) into our comprehensive approach to medication management, our team is more informed to match you with a medication that will offer the best therapeutic success while reducing the risk of toxicity and harm.
You may benefit from pharmacogenomic testing if:
You want to understand how your genes affect your body’s processing of drugs
You want to understand which drugs you need to avoid, based on your DNA
You wonder why you develop side effects to drugs, even at very low doses
You wonder why you have no or slow improvement in symptoms after trying several types of drugs
You wonder why you find it difficult to find a medication that works for pain control or depression
You want more precise, personalized, and safer medication choices in your care, rather than a trial and error approach
Contact us to learn more about testing for your personalized medicine profile.