Why?

Personalize Your Medication
Make your medication work for you.

At Medicine Match we use the latest advancements in medical science and technology to help physicians provide the best possible personalized care for their patients.

  • Are you taking prescription medications, pain relief tablets or birth control pills?
  • Do you know friends or family who are experiencing adverse side effects that are affecting their quality of life?
  • Are you becoming frustrated with multiple blood tests and trips to your doctor to get the right medication and dosage?

Testing done by Medicine Match provides physicians with a state of the art tool that gives them data to help understand which medications and therapies are best for you. With these tests the physician can determine the correct drug and dose for you, and identify drugs that will not work for you, or may even be doing harm.

Medication related complications are common and can result in emergency room visits. Medicine Match testing provides physicians with your genetic information to assist with prescribing medications, and reducing adverse drug reactions (ADR's).

Adverse drug reactions are a concern in Canada

  • 25% of general admissions to Canadian hospitals are drug related and 70% were deemed preventable. (Samoy 2006)
  • ADR's prolong hospital stays by about 4.6 days, costing Canadians about $300 million annually. (Bates 1995. Lazarou 1998)
  • In Canada, there are an estimated 200,000 severe ADRs, claiming 10,000 to 22,000 lives, and costing $13.7 to $17.7 billion each year. (Hayden Lab 2012)
  • Anticipating drug interactions and individualizing dosage are two of the strategies that may prevent drug-related hospitalization. (Young 2012)
Personalize your medication
"Using genetic testing over the past eight months, I've learned that nearly one third of my patients undergoing screening lack the genetic machinery to effectively metabolize the antiplatelet agent clopidogrel (Plavix) into its active form. A large number of patients either need another anti-platelet agent or a much higher dose. Armed with this valuable information, I am now able to optimize outcomes for my patients BEFORE ever doing a vascular procedure."
DR. HUEY MCDANIEL, St. Dominic's Cardiovascular Surgery Associates

CYP450 testing is available for the following conditions and medications:

  • Blood pressure
  • Cardiology
  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart disease
  • Mental illness
  • Oncology
  • Pain relievers
  • Women's health
  • Antidepressants
  • Antipsychotics
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Beta blockers
  • Birth Control
  • Blood thinners
  • Calcium Channel Blockers (CCBs)
  • Oral Hypoglycemics
  • Protein Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
  • Statins

Medication related complications are common and can result in emergency room visits. Medicine Match testing provides physicians with your genetic information to assist with prescribing medications, and reduce adverse drug reactions.

Testing assists physicians with determining the correct drug, and the correct dose for the patient and allowing the patient to return to their best health as soon as possible with reduced risk.

CYP450 testing can be completed prior to initiating a medication, or afterwards to provide your physician with your genetic information to assist with personalizing a medication and dose for you. Patients can request their CYP450 tests prior to surgery to personalize their postoperative care.

These are one time tests that apply for the rest of your life, and are relevant for 80% of prescription medications, and therefore can be applied to your healthcare needs in the future.

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