Why peace of mind matters
Pharmacogenomics is more medically effective and safer than traditional medication methods. But it also provides very important, intangible benefits, like peace of mind.
Consider this: according to the FDA, over half of the 2.7 million people who have atrial fibrillation or blood clots don’t take medication for it because these medications (called “anticoagulants”) can cause bleeding?
Of course, stopping your medication early isn’t just costly— it’s deadly. As the the FDA puts it, “…when patients avoid anticoagulants for these reasons, they put themselves at risk of irreversible brain damage and disability. The benefit of a decreased risk of stroke clearly outweighs the risks and inconveniences of these drugs.”
Tests like the ones offered by My Prescription Plan can restore the confidence that patients have in their healthcare. Because pharmacogenomic testing limits (or entirely eliminates!) the chance of adverse drug reactions, these tests vastly improve the rate at which patients stick to their prescribed medication.
There are at least five different types of these blood thinners. My Prescription Plan can help you understand which one will react best with your DNA. If you’re taking dabigatran (Pradaxa), rivaroxaban (Xarelto), apixaban(Eliquis), and edoxaban (Savaysa) or warfarin — think about DNA testing for medication.