Pharmacogenetics is the study or branch of pharmacology that examines the genetic reaction of the body to some drugs or medicine, and other factors concerning the combination of pharmacology and genomics.
What is pharmacogenetic testing?
Pharmacogenetic Testing is a kind of genetic test where the drug metabolic pathways are tested against some drug ingredients. In this process, individual responses to drug components, such as therapeutic and adverse effects, are observed and studied.
What can we benefit from pharmacogenetic testing?
With pharmacogenetic testing, our pharmacies can prepare an effective, safe and specific medication to the genetic body makeup of an individual.
Commercial drug companies produce medicines that are in common doses, like a capsule of ibuprofen in 500mg or a pill of antacid in 40mg. However, these dosages do not work equally in the same way for everyone.
With pharmacogenetic testing, your medication can now be tailored to the specific healthcare needs of your body. With this genetic testing, a patient can benefit from getting the right medication without worrying about any adverse effects it may have on the body.
At Carolina Pharmacy, we want to ensure that your body meets the right doses of medication based on the genetic makeup of your body. Our pharmacies in Arboretum, Hwy 9 Bypass, Meeting Street, Rock Hill, and Cotswold can provide you with the genetic testing needed to identify the effects of a certain medicine or drug component to your genes.
Visit us today for a free consultation, and we can provide you with the pharmaceutical guidance essential for your pharmacogenetic needs.
For your compounding needs, visit our pharmacies in Arboretum, Hwy 9 Bypass, Meeting Street, Rock Hill, Airport Road, and the Walker’s Drug Store. You may contact us at 1-833-MY-PHARM.