The bidirectional interaction between our gut flora and drugs


The term "pharmacogenetics" refers to the study of individual genetic variations that give rise to different responses to the intake of a drug. Recently, however, it has begun to think that an important role in this sense can also be played by our microbiota. The interaction between our gut microbial flora and drugs is actually bidirectional: evidence has accumulated that some drugs, in addition to classical antibiotics, have a strong impact on the composition of the microbiota.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i25327518v5i1p7

Keywords: microbiota; drugs

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