SLCO1B1 proteins help carry certain medicines so your body can use them. These medicines include statins, which are used to lower cholesterol. Statins include the following medicines:
- Atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pitavastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin, and simvastatin
These are the medicines that we know of right now that are impacted by SLCO1B1 gene test results. Experts keep finding new data about which medicines are affected by gene test results.
The result of your SLCO1B1 gene test will place you into 1 of the 3 groups above (listed in overview). Knowing what group you are in may help your doctor to pick the right medicine and right dose for you.
If you have decreased or poor function of the S1CO1B1 gene, you may have a higher chance of muscle side effects when taking statins. Based on your result, your doctor may choose to prescribe a different cholesterol medicine. Or, your doctor may choose to prescribe a statin at a lower dose and then adjust the dose based on your response.
The information you receive through this website is not intended to be medical advice. The information you receive through this website will include genetic test results only. If you need medical assistance, please seek care at an appropriate facility. You should contact your doctor about any genetic test results that you receive from the Biobank. Do not stop using or change any of your medicines before speaking with your doctor.