Discover your unique
response to medications

Unlock what matters most with genetics

Pillcheck can help you & your doctor find the best medications, so you feel better sooner.

Pillcheck – the right choice

Your medications tailored to your DNA

Pillcheck DNA Analysis helps you get the best out of your medicines and avoid side effects.

Expert pharmacist review

A Pillcheck pharmacist reviews your medications and writes a summary letter for your doctor with treatment options based on current symptoms and DNA.

Personalized insights for life

With Pillcheck’s DNA analysis, you have lifetime access to drug response info, updated each year for the latest medications.
Find out which drugs are in the report!

Is Pillcheck for me?

With Pillcheck, you don’t have to worry about choosing a treatment area. We cover a broad range of medications in every test, making it useful now — and in the future. These are just some of the common health concerns Pillcheck helps with:

Pillcheck Tabs

Find the right mental health drug for you – Pillcheck is proven to help patients recover faster, with insights on over 60 of the most-prescribed mental health drugs for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disorders 
  • ADHD* 
  • Addiction/substance abuse

*Alternatives to methylphenidates like Ritalin

Pillcheck helps you and your doctor find the right mental health medications for you. An independent Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) confirmed that people struggling with depression and anxiety recovered faster with the Pillcheck service.

Painkillers are highly effective at blunting severe pain. However, even the most commonly used drugs like ibuprofen, codeine, and opioids don’t provide adequate pain relief to some people. And many people worry about the risk of overdosing on prescription painkillers.

Percentage of people who do not achieve adequate pain relief on these medications:

Celecoxib (Celebrex)
Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Oxyneo)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Mortin)
Tramadol (Tramdex)
Acetaminophen & Codeine (Tylenol 3)

Pillcheck helps you and your doctor make safer decisions when choosing pain medications. Feel better sooner with the peace of mind you’re on the right medications and dosage, especially if you’re taking them long-term. You can also use your results before surgery to determine the most effective treatment to support your recovery.

The Pillcheck report includes predicted response to medications for:

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Arrhythmia
  • Blood clots
  • Congestive heart failure

Many people take multiple medications to manage one or more of these conditions, increasing the likelihood that one drug isn’t working as intended, as well as leaving them at risk for a cardiac event.

Taking the right medications reduces your risk of heart attack, stroke, and avoidable side effects like muscle pain and bleeding.  

Pillcheck’s pharmacists and DNA analysis guide your doctor in prescribing the right drug and dosage based on your unique genetic makeup.

Up to one in four people get no relief from the most common acid reflux and digestive system drugs, and many are at risk of serious side effects like infection and fractures due to their genetic drug metabolism. 

The Pillcheck report includes predicted response to medications to help manage symptoms of:

  • IBD (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease)
  • IBS
  • Acid reflux (GERD)
  • Esophagitis

Pillcheck helps you and your doctor find the right drug and dosage for you. You can feel better sooner and avoid side effects while improving the safety of your treatment long-term.

It's important to consider the age and hormonal activity of females when it comes to prescription medication.

Pregnancy, hormonal contraceptives, and hormone replacement therapies can alter drug metabolism.

When you take multiple medications or supplements, the likelihood of side effects or ineffective treatment increases. Fortunately, Pillcheck is a tool that can assist your doctor in understanding how your body metabolizes various medications, reducing the risk of rare but serious complications.

Why Pillcheck?

In an independent study, 78% of prescriptions were changed with insight from Pillcheck results.

Switch drug
Increase monitoring
Adjust dosage
Discontinue drug

Pillcheck is the only pharmacogenetics provider to have proven through clinical study – that our service helps people with depression and anxiety to feel better sooner.

 Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 2017 Sep-Oct;57(5):624-629

4 simple steps
to a lifetime of the right medications

Order online

A DNA sample collection kit is sent to you.

Submit sample

Swab your cheek and mail sample back in the prepaid envelope. Fill out your Medical Profile online.

Access results

Your confidential results will be available online 1-2 weeks from when we receive your sample.

Share results

Take your results to your doctor to adjust your medications.

How much does Pillcheck cost?


CAD + tax

after $ discount

  • An advanced drug response test covering the most popular prescriptions
  • Your personalized results report — good for your lifetime
  • A pharmacist’s review and recommendations to share with your doctor
  • Updates to your report for new medication guidelines
  • Free shipping within Canada

Many insurance plans help cover the cost of Pillcheck

Frequently asked questions

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