Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: a service provided by the Personalized Medication Management unit of 57357’s pharmaceutical services department to check on the effects of drugs on patients in order to counteract and reduce their toxicity while increasing their efficacy, ultimately ensuring patient safety. As we are monitoring serum levels of chemo therapies like Methotrexate, antibiotics like Amikacin and Vancomycin, antifungals like Voriconazole and Posaconazole, anti epileptics like Phenytion and Valproic acid, immunosuppressants like Cyclosporin, Cardiac glycosides like Digoxin.
Among the advantages of the unit, is its quick delivery of the service at the same day. The result takes around 1 hour for all medication levels except for Voriconazole and Posaconazole. Beside being the only one to perform therapeutic drug monitoring for Voriconazole and Posaconazole serum level. The quality of the service is accredited by BIORAD on an annual basis.