With a pharmacogenetic test will I avoid side effects or other adverse reactions?
One of the main objectives of pharmacogenetics is to reduce as much as possible or even avoid the development of adverse reactions. For those drugs for which the available studies present a great deal of scientific evidence, the established recommendations would make it possible to limit these side effects.
However, it is important to bear in mind that the presence of other markers not analyzed, not included in the test, or even those currently unknown, together with other conditions (lifestyle, personal history, environmental factors), can influence the response to drugs.
Furthermore, it should be added that these results should be consulted with your physician before establishing any therapy, since he/she is ultimately responsible for the choice of drugs, taking into account medical criteria, pharmacogenetic data, health status, personal and family history, as well as other factors considered relevant.