Women on Preventive Heme Arginate Have Fewer Acute Attacks

Women on Preventive Heme Arginate Have Fewer Acute Attacks

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Women on Preventive Heme Arginate Have Fewer Acute Attacks

Women with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) receiving once-weekly preventive treatment with heme arginate — given as an intravenous or into-the-vein infusion — had fewer and less severe attacks, a small study found. Indeed, these AIP patients saw a reduction in acute attacks by more than 80% with the use of the prophylactic, or preventive heme treatment. These findings suggest that heme arginate could provide “a safe and effective strategy for managing patients with AIP,” the…

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