WSJ: Is Your Medicine Right for Your Metabolism?

At The Life Solution Center of Darien we’ve proudly been offering this cutting-edge DNA testing for almost 7 years. Patients who’ve been struggling, in some cases for years, to find the right medication at the proper dosage, have found hope and relief from their emotional pain at our Center. This article in the Wall Street Journal Gets at the heart of this issue in their recent article. Maud Purcell, MSW, LCSW, CEAP, Founder  & Executive Director, The Life Solution Center of Darien.

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People can respond to drugs very differently. A medication that brings relief for some patients might show no benefit at all in others, or even cause harmful side effects.

A growing array of genetic tests is designed to help predict how people are likely to respond to many common medications, from antidepressants and antihistamines to pain relievers and blood thinners. The tests, which are controversial, look for tiny variations in genes that determine how fast or slow we metabolize medications.

Because of such gene variations, codeine, frequently prescribed to… CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.