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genetic testing, fast/slow metabolizers

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MNgal1960

Hi. I'm curious about who has had genetic resting to determine of they are fast (or slow metabolizers) metabolizers of their med? And has it affected their dosing?

 

In my case. I had the testing done and I got the result that I am a hyper-fast metabolizer of Valium. I dose my V 3 times/day. I thought I needed to do so because of the test results.

 

My new doctor doesn't seem to believe these genetic test results mean anything. He thinks I could dose 2 times/day. Because of the nuisance of carrying the bottle of liquid with me and trying to find a place to discretely drink it in the afternoon, I want to go to twice daily dosing.

 

I wonder if anyone on here has any knowledge or experience with genetic testing and whether it has influenced their dosing schedule.

 

Thanks.

 

MN

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Altostrata

MNgal, I would not use any genetic test as a guide to dosing. There are many factors in drug reactions. The frequency of your Valium dosing depends on your symptom pattern. Please discuss in the benzo forum.

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