For many, pain medicines do not work when needed
Because your genes never change, it’s possible to find out how certain pain medicines will affect you – before you end up in a situation where you need pain relief. Whether you are having your tonsils removed, recovering from a sports injury or having your wisdom teeth extracted, it can give you peace of mind to understand which medicines will work for you. And some people—like those with arthritis—benefit from ongoing pain management. Lack of relief from pain medicines comes from being on the wrong medicine or from receiving the wrong amounts of medicine. Knowing how your body uses pain medicines can help you get the relief you need, when you need it.
How Kailos can help you
With the Kailos test, you will know how your body responds to pain medicines and which types are most effective for you. Many of the most common pain medicines have to be broken down in your body for you to feel relief. By understanding how your genes use pain medicines, you can know which medicines and amounts work best for your body. At Kailos Genetics, we sequence your DNA and compare it to clinical study data to find which medicines and amounts are right for you.
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Why would I respond differently?
No matter when or why you need pain medicine, your genes can affect how well it will work for you. If your genes cause you to break down pain medicine too quickly, it can lead to serious health problems. And, if your genes break down pain medicine too slowly, you might not be getting the relief you need.
Why do some people need more pain medicine while others need less? It has to do with the genes in your cells that control how your body reacts to certain medicines. The gene, “CYP2D6”, controls your body’s metabolism of opioids, such as codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and tramadol. The genes, “CYP2C9” and “CYP2C19”, are involved with your body’s use of anti-inflammatory medicine like Celebrex and muscle relaxants like Valium. Everyone’s genes respond differently and genetic testing with Kailos can help you know how your body responds to these medications.
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Did you know?
Your doctor may not test your genes to see how pain medicines will work for you. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 20 percent of people have genes that affect the way their bodies use medicines.
Getting tested is your decision. Taking the Kailos test can help you feel more confident about the pain medicine that will help you find relief.
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