Acute Intermittent Porphyria Medication

Updated: Dec 22, 2018
  • Author: Thomas G DeLoughery, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications. Intravenous hematin is the treatment of choice, both for treatment of severe acute attacks and for prevention of recurrent attacks. [8]


Blood products

Hemin (Panhematin)

Provides negative feedback to the heme synthetic pathway and shuts down productions of porphyrins and porphyrin precursors.