We have compiled a list of drugs for which genetic testing is possible. We will be adding to this list from time to time. Currently, detailed information is available for the following drugs:
CLOPIDOGREL (PLAVIX): used by doctors to treat or prevent strokes and heart attacks. It works by preventing the blood from clotting so that it flows easier through the body, and is sometimes called a 'blood thinner'.
SIMVASTATIN (ZOCOR): used together with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the amount of fatty substances such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ('bad cholesterol') and triglycerides in the blood and to increase the amount of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ('good cholesterol').
WARFARIN (COUMADIN): used by doctors to treat or prevent blood clots, and is most often prescribed to those at risk of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and stroke. Warfarin is sometimes called a 'blood thinner'.