Kim has had many issues with her depression and medications for a long time. After years of trial and error with various medications and therapies, she decided to invest in a pharmacogenomic test. Kim wanted to understand why her medications were not working for her. Via a simple and user-friendly process, she purchased the Rx Report™ test online, and followed the instructions provided to submit a saliva sample.
After the genetic analyses were done, our pharmacist had a detailed discussion with Kim about her Rx Report™ test results and what they mean in reference to her current medications. Our pharmacist also explained to her that the test results had identified a genetic variation (a mutation) that she had, which caused her to be a poor metabolizer of drugs that she was taking at the time, thus increasing her risk of side effects. Additionally, she was also advised that she needed to avoid a certain group of medications due her specific genetic mutation and that she should try alternative drug options as recommended by the pharmacist.
Kim was pleasantly surprised by the detail and simplified information she received from Personalized Prescribing. She eagerly took the pharmacogenomic test report to her physician and after further discussion, the physician changed Kim’s medication as suggested by our pharmacist.
We followed-up with Kim after three months and this is what she said:
“Thank you so much! I feel better than I have in a long time. I even started going to the gym again a couple weeks ago. Previously, just the thought of the gym was overwhelming! It’s not completely gone, but the symptoms are manageable now – I feel like I have my life back. Thank you again, please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help spread the word.”