This section contains medications linked to genes in which we found a variant in your DNA that may change how a prescriber should use that drug. These are divided into two categories:
Drugs to Avoid
These are medications for which your DNA changes indicate that you have a significant increase in the incidence of significant side effects or treatment failure. We recommend avoiding these medications and choosing alternative options if possible.
Drugs to use with caution or may need dose adjustments
These are medications from which you may experience more side effects or less likely to benefit from at standard doses. Based on this information, your provider may choose another available treatment option or may consider a dose adjustment.
Each medication on the table has a number superscript and one or more letter super scripts. The number indicates how the medication is expected to work differently for you. The letter superscripts indicate the gene that the DNA change related to that medication is located in.
It is important to remember that other factors outside of your DNA may change which mediations work best for you. No changes to your medications should be made without speaking to the ordering clinician or primary care provider.