Your Gene Matters When It Comes To Adverse Drug Related Reactions- Learn What Drugs Work For You

miGene™ is based on pharmacogenetics-the study of how genetic makeup affects a person’s response to medicine. As a leader in Personalized Medicine, PanaceaPGX offers a wide range of testing solutions to help both the patient and physician determine which is the right drug and the right dose for you. miGene™ is the cornerstone of personalized medicine. Determining how well you metabolize medication raises chances of a positive outcome and reduces possible adverse drug related reactions. miGene™ conveys a blueprint to how your body’s unique molecular characteristics and distinctions allow it to process medication. Your physician will have the data necessary to custom tailor the management of medications that are the best alternatives for you.
As you may know, my daughter has ADHD and has been on Adderall for about 8 months now.  She was recently switched to Vyvanse because it is an extended release option that will allow her to take only one pill a day.  While at a recent conference, I was speaking with another foster parent who mentioned having a test done to determine the best pill and dosing for her child.  Imagine a simple mouth swab, that can eliminate months of grief due to adverse reactions or drugs that simply aren’t effective for your child…  It’s a no brainer, right?   Plus, by using this link you can order the test for $499, instead of $799. Simply use this link to access the discounted order form:
According to the FDA – ADRs are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in health care.  These reactions account for what has been estimated at approximately one in ten cases where a medical malpractice attorney is required, putting ADRs among the most common reasons for bringing a case. No-one wants to get to this point, of course, but awareness of the facts is the best protection against harm.  The Institute of Medicine reported in January of 2000 that from 44,000 to 98,000 deaths occur annually from medical errors. 1% Of this total, an estimated 7,000 deaths occur due to ADRs.

To put this in perspective, consider that 6,000 Americans die each year from workplace injuries…other studies conducted on hospitalized patient populations have placed much higher estimates on the overall incidence of serious ADRs.

These studies estimate that 6.7% of hospitalized patients have a serious adverse drug reaction with a fatality rate of 0.32% If these estimates are correct, then there are more than 2,216,000 serious ADRs in hospitalized patients, causing over 106,000 deaths annually. If true, then ADRs are the 4th leading cause of death—ahead of pulmonary disease, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia, accidents, and automobile deaths.  Scary, right?!

If one or more of the following criteria applies to your medical management, then you should consider pharmacogenetic testing:
    • Uses two or more prescribed medications
    • Has had adverse drug related reactions (ADR)
    • Doesn’t feel their medication is working effectively
    • Concerned about making a change in medication
    • Candidate for Antiplatelet, Anticoagulant, Statin Rx
    • ACS-PCI, Warfarin initiation, Simvastatin/ Atorvastatin Rx
    • Unstable INR, bleeding, thrombotic event, muscle weakness
    • Effient, Brilinta, Pradaxa, Xarelto Rx
    • Has a history of heart attack or stent replacement
    • Candidate for Opioid Rx
    • Opioid ADR, sub-optimal response, high dose requirement
    • Side effects to NSAIDs, muscle relaxers, triptans, considering switch to patch
    • Abnormal opioid UDT Experiences chronic pain
    • Candidate for Psychotropic Rx
    • Dx Depression, Treatment Resistant Depression, psychosis Psychotropic ADR or sub optimal response
    • More than 1 psychotropic Rx
    • Treatment resistant, uncontrolled, hospital admission in past 6 months
    • Is depressed or has treatment-resistant depression

To Order:   Simply call PanaceaPGX for doctor approval and have test sent out, once you have completed your test with a simple cheek swab you will return the swabs in a prepaid envelope.  Once testing is complete, you will get an email to set up a results call to go over all of the findings.  While on the call, they will send you your results via a secured server email.  You may sign a release if you would like your results sent to your own doctor.  Your results will completely break down all of the different drugs that might be prescribed and how your body might metabolize them.  This is a sample from a recent report that I had done.

In addition to the detailed report, PanaceaPGX also provides a handy Patient Information Card that you can carry in your purse or wallet so that you have it on hand at all times.
This is a sponsored post written in conjunction with PanaceaPGX.   All opinions contained herein are entirely my own.