Pharmacogenomics of immunosuppressive drug metabolism.

@article{Fredericks2003PharmacogenomicsOI,
  title={Pharmacogenomics of immunosuppressive drug metabolism.},
  author={Salim Fredericks and David Holt},
  journal={Current opinion in nephrology and hypertension},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={607-13}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The immunosuppressants are potent and toxic drugs with narrow therapeutic ranges. The pharmacokinetic variability of these drugs has made establishing appropriate dosing difficult. Currently, therapeutic drug monitoring is an important adjunct to achieving the precarious balance between efficacy and toxicity. However, pharmacogenomic analysis has the potential to improve dosing strategies. Several of the drugs in this category are metabolized through complex pathways, which… CONTINUE READING

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