Pharmacogenetics is a field of study that examines how individuals respond to various drugs according to their genetic makeup. The main objectives of pharmacogenetic studies based on gene-drug interaction are as follows;
- Increasing efficiency by selecting the most effective drug,
- Reducing side effects by selecting drugs that cause the least toxicity,
- Monitoring, directing, modifying treatment,
- Development of new medicines.
We know that not every person has exactly the same genetic makeup. The differences that distinguish us genetically create differences in physical appearance as well as in metabolic processes; knowing the conditions that these differences affect, especially in the treatment process, is critical in personalized treatment.