If a medication is not working for you, could new testing tell you if your genes are to blame?
By | Mark Dunnenberger, PharmD, Contributor Aug. 1, 2016, at 6:00 a.m.
We all know a medication that works well for one person might not work for another – or even cause some people unwanted side effects. These differences in response can be caused by factors such as age, gender or other drugs and supplements that a person might be taking.
However, up to 99 percent of us may have small variations in our genes that can also impact how we react to common medications, including pain relievers, antidepressants and blood thinners.