Pharmacogenomics (PGx) Patient with Mixed Levels of Actionable Variant Evidence
Objective: To demonstrate the types of clinical recommendations a pharmacogenomics pharmacist may make to medical clinicians with regard to medication management to improve therapeutic outcomes based on varied levels of medical literature evidence.
Summary: This case demonstrates how a common type of patient seen in a pharmacist practice may present with a varied pharmacogenomic (PGx) profile, how they may benefit from PGx analysis, and how varying levels of medical literature evidence can be used with clinical decision making.
Conclusion: PGx testing can help avoid adverse drug reactions (ADRs) or medication inefficacy by assisting in the adjustment of current or future medication doses. It can also help predict the best medications to use or those to avoid in advance by eliminating much of the existing dosing or medication selection method of trial and error.
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