The Pharma (Medication) Analysis contains:
Analysis of over 18 genetic variations
Analysis of 2300+ drugs for effectiveness
Analyses whether genetic defects inhibit metabolic degradation of drugs
Indicates recommended dosages*
Provides information about the rate of absorption
Indicates whether there are side effects and whether an alternative is recommended
*ALWAYS SEEK ADVICE FROM YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE CHANGING ANY MEDICATION OR DOSE.
WE ARE HAPPY TO WORK THROUGH YOUR DOCTOR, PLEASE ASK THEM TO GET IN TOUCH.
Everyone reacts differently to medicine.
Unwanted drug side effects are after cardiovascular disease and cancer the third most common cause of death in the western world. Usually these side effects are determined by inherited genetic variations or interactions between certain medications. Predicting the pharma profile is a valuable approach to prevent the effects of overdose (toxicity) or under dose (effectiveness).
Based on your genetic profile, the pharma analysis allows for:
Analysis of more than 2300 drugs evaluated for their effectiveness and side effects
Assessment of degradation, activation, and conversion rate of each drug
Medicines for more than 30 subject areas
Avoidance of side effects
Improved treatment success
3,744 drug poisoning deaths involving both legal and illegal drugs were registered in England and Wales in 2016.
31% of those deaths were accidental medication poisoning!
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.
The drug still enters the blood circulation and has its effect, but enzymes do not break it down and it remains in the body for a significantly longer period of time. This is only a minor problem after only one dose, but when a person takes the drug three times a day, the level of the drug in the blood gradually increases until it leads to toxic side effects.
How it works
Order your analysis and create your personal account with PGL
PGL will send you a DNA Kit containing 3 swabs - simply collect your DNA with the saliva sample kit
PGL's modern, state-of-the-art laboratory will analyse your samples, sequencing the whole genome, and evaluate your genetic profile
Receive your results online in the My Pure portal within 4 weeks
Notification is by email with your log-in details
Receive a follow-up call from iBiosys who will take you through your analysis results and answer any questions you may have
All DNA swabs and samples are destroyed after successful analysis. All DNA data is destroyed after 1 month.
We take your privacy very seriously, no DNA data is shared or sold to 3rd parties, nor is it kept for research purposes