Pharmacogenomics is the study of how an individual’s genes affect their response to drugs

  • All individuals have a unique genetic profile and hence will metabolise pharmaceutical compounds differently
  • This will determine how effective a particular drug is at treating a disease condition, as well as the dosage required

Pharmacogenomics is used to develop optimal drug therapies that take into account an individual’s genotype

  • Drugs are chosen to ensure maximum efficiency with minimal side effects
  • Through pharmocogenomics, different patients may be prescribed different medications for the same disease condition

Pharmacogenomic Approach to Drug Treatment Efficacy