SAUDI PHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL, vol.26, no.2, pp.274-278, 2018 (SCI-Expanded)
Objectives: P-glycoprotein (P-gp) contributes to the disposition of a wide variety of drugs; therefore, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the P-gp coding gene might affect its activity. It is well known that personalized medicine, instead of empirical treatment, is a clinically important approach for enhancing responses among patients. Indeed, there is a need to evaluate the association between SNPs of P-gp encoded multidrug resistance genes (MDR1, ABCB1), and the dosage requirements of these drugs. In the present study, we evaluated the association between the dosage of Levothyroxine (L-T4) and three common SNPs (C1236T, G2677T/A and C3435T).