- Analysis of more than 20 genetic variations
- More than 230 drugs evaluated for their effectiveness and side effects
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- Avoidance of side effects
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Each person reacts differently to drugs. Some people benefit significantly from a particular medication, while others experience side effects with symptoms that can range from mild to fatal. According to estimates, approximately 7% of patients suffer from severe adverse reactions and about 0.4% suffer fatal consequences. Adverse reactions to drugs are the fifth most frequent cause of death in the Western world. In most cases, these reactions are determined by inherited genetic variations or interactions between certain drugs.
If a drug is taken or injected with a needle, it first enters the bloodstream, through which it reaches the target organ. The drug is recognized by certain enzymes which break it down and remove it from the bloodstream. This causes most drugs to lose their effect. The deactivated drug is then filtered out of the blood with the help of the kidney and finally excreted with urine.
Unfortunately, many people carry a defect in one of the enzyme-producing genes that are crucial in this process.