Acute hepatic porphyria management and
treatment options

Below is a list of some potential options for AHP management and treatment. It's important to talk to your doctor if you are experiencing symptoms of AHP and see if any of these options might be right for you.

Glucose and carbohydrate loading

Used for the treatment of attacks


Used for the treatment of attacks

Hormone therapy (GnRH analogs)

Used for patients experiencing AHP attacks related to their menstrual cycles

Liver transplantation

Used rarely in severe cases where other approaches have been unsuccessful

Medications to treat pain

Used to manage painful AHP symptoms

Medications to treat symptoms

Used to treat and reduce AHP symptoms like nausea, constipation, tachycardia (fast heartbeat), and seizures

RNA interference therapy

Used to help reduce the frequency of AHP attacks

Trigger avoidance

Use caution with certain foods, drugs, and behaviors that may increase the risk of AHP attacks

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