AIM: To determine the accuracy of international warfarin pharmacogenetic algorithms developed on large multiethnic cohorts (comprising more than 1000 subjects) to predict therapeutic warfarin doses in Turkish patients.
MATERIALS & METHODS: We investigated two Turkish warfarin-treated cohorts: patients with no history of hemorrhagic or thromboembolic event and patients with major and life-threatening hemorrhagic events.
RESULTS: International pharmacogenetic algorithms showed good performances in predicting the therapeutic dose of patients with no history of bleedings, but they did not significantly detect the incorrect warfarin dose of patients with major and life-threatening hemorrhagic events.
CONCLUSION: Although genetic information can predict the therapeutic warfarin dose, the accuracy of the international pharmacogenetic algorithms is not sufficient to be used for warfarin screening in Turkish patients.
- Anticoagulants/administration & dosage
- Drug Dosage Calculations
- Hemorrhagic Disorders/genetics
- International Normalized Ratio/methods
- Middle Aged
- Thromboembolism/drug therapy
- Warfarin/administration & dosage