Metabolic ratios of psychotropics as indication of cytochrome P450 2D6/2C19 genotype.


The cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYP) 2C19 and 2D6 are involved in the metabolism of many psychotropic drugs. Variability in enzyme activity results in variable metabolic capacities, affecting the metabolism of substrates. The metabolic ratio (MR) of drugs metabolized via these enzymes may therefore reflect the enzyme's activity and/or genotype. To serve as an… (More)