MEDNAwise, a genetic solution in precision medicine
Indus Health Plus has launched MEDNAwise, a genetic solution in precision medicine. MEDNAwise testing helps to understand which drug suits you best, manage your treatment and increase its effectiveness. MEDNAwise can also be used as a predictive personalised medication guide for those who like to be one step ahead.
The MEDNAwise testing is based on Pharmacogenomics, a study that uses your genetic information to predict your response to certain drugs/medicines. This can help the doctors prescribe safer & more effective medication. Genes influence your drug metabolism and sensitivity towards the drug. Hence, for any given drug, there are two types of people – those who respond to the standard medication at a standard dose and those who don’t. For those who do not respond, there will be a requirement for either an alternate medication or a change of dosage. A person will metabolise the medicine in the following ways for any drug.
Amol Naikawadi, Joint MD, Indus Health Plus said, “With the advancement in the field of genetics, individuals are now equipped to make better decisions for their health and well-being. With our pharmacogenomic product – MEDNAwise, we aim to empower doctors to prescribe safer and effective medication for better treatment results.
MEDNAwise is a saliva-based user-friendly genetic test which can be done from the comfort of the home and is available at the cost of Rs 9,999 + Taxes. MEDNAwise is designed for all age groups and has 11 categories and 72 medicines covered related to different health departments.