Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) occur when a medication causes unintended and harmful effects in addition to its intended therapeutic effects. These reactions range from mild to severe and can manifest in various ways, including:
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain
Irregular heartbeat/arrhythmia, chest pain, high or low blood pressure, palpitations
Anaphylaxis, swelling around the eyes & lips
Low red blood cell count, low platelet count, low white blood cell count
Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), inflammation of the liver, kidney dysfunction, changes in urine (color and/or decreased output)*
Cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, bronchospasm (narrowing of airways), pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs)
Rash, itching, hives, blistering
Neurological and Psychiatric
Dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, hallucinations, seizures, mood changes, depression, anxiety
Muscular and Skeletal
Muscle pain or weakness, cramps, join pain
*The symptoms of adverse drug reactions can vary depending on the drug, the individual’s sensitivity, the dosage, and other factors. Some ADRs may occur shortly after taking medication, while others can develop over time.
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Your unique genetic composition directly affects how you will respond to specific medications. Pharmacogenetic Testing analyzes more than 30 genes known to impact drug metabolism and efficacy to determine whether you will have positive, neutral, or adverse reactions to a particular drug or drug ingredient. Test results provide personalized information to help healthcare providers prescribe the most appropriate medications and dosages for each patient, which reduces the risk of adverse drug reactions, increases the likelihood of successful treatment, lowers healthcare costs associated with additional treatments and medical complications, and improves overall quality of life.
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