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What is pharmacogenetics?


Pharmacogenetics is the science of human genetic characteristics that affect individual drug tolerance. 

  • With the help of pharmacogenetic tests, you can individually select a safe and effective dosage of the drug. 
  • And also to understand whether there are any contraindications to the prescription of the drug.   

Our drug sensitivity is highly individual and can vary by up to 1,000 times from person to person. 

Despite taking into account the age, weight and gender of the patient, doctors are sometimes forced to go through trial and error when choosing the right medication and its dosage

  • But less than 50 years ago, the discovery of the link between genes and drug metabolism helped to find a way to solve this problem.

And over the past 5 years, the fall in the price of genetic services has become a strong incentive to search for new links between genetic factors on the one hand and the effectiveness and toxicity of drugs on the other.

Modern genetic tests are able to detect the features of taking dozens of drugs

  • antidepressants, analgesics, immunomodulators, vasoconstrictors, etc., which have to be taken for a long time, and sometimes for life. 

And today, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to know the body's susceptibility toanticoagulants and antibiotics, which are often used in the treatment of a new coronavirus infection.

  • In a severe course of the disease, knowledge of pharmacogenetic features can be a decisive factor.

A large number of pharmacogenetic tests are performed in the Center for Personalized Medicine of the MCSC.

Be healthy!


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