With precision medicine, you could be taking fewer medications and experiencing fewer side effects.
You wouldn’t have to talk to many people to determine firsthand that a medication does not affect everyone the same way. Just watch a pharmaceutical television ad and listen to all the potential side effects, and you’ll have a good idea that they even know your results could be different than someone else’s. The problem is that when they make a medication, they cannot allow for your unique genetics. But fortunately, you can! With precision medicine, and more specifically pharmacogenomics, it can be determined how a person will respond to a medication.
Here at Boutique Wellness in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, we can conduct a personalized medication review using pharmacogenetics to determine the medication that is right for you and your health concern. We can also determine if there is the potential for medication interactions in your case or if you are already having an issue with something you are taking. We can then make a recommendation and suggest an herbal remedy when indicated that could reduce the chance for side effects.
As a licensed clinical pharmacist in North Carolina and Maryland, Mary Ann Coffey, R.Ph., CCN has worked as a pharmacist and seen firsthand what can happen when precision medicine is not involved. She witnessed many patients taking multiple medications with some that were duplicates and others that only had the purpose of countering the side effect of another. With precision medicine, alternative medications can be considered based on your genetics so you can achieve the intended objective, usually with fewer medications.
If you have any questions about precision medicine or would like to get started with a personalized medication review, don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment.