Medication for Treating HYPO Periodic Paralysis
In order to prevent permanent muscle weakness, getting Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis treatment is vital.
Since this form of periodic paralysis involves a drop in potassium levels, taking potassium supplements regularly can possibly help. Potassium can also be taken during an episode to try to overcome muscle weakness. Managing stress is another key strategy to help reduce your chances of having a muscle weakness episode. In addition, it might be helpful to eat small, frequent meals throughout the day instead of larger meals with a lot of carbohydrates, because a high-carb meal can trigger an episode.
Your doctor might recommend medications that can help alleviate hypokalemic periodic paralysis symptoms.
Effer-K is an effervescent liquid prescription potassium supplement in tablet form. Simply drop the tablet into a glass of water, wait one minute for the tablet to dissolve, then enjoy the non-carbonated beverage.
Effer-K is the combination of potassium bicarbonate and citric acid as an effervescent tablet. When placed in water, or other aqueous liquids, the citric acid and potassium bicarbonate react. The effervescent reaction provides potassium as potassium citrate in a slightly acidic solution. The initial bicarbonate molecule is bubbled off as carbon dioxide and water. Potassium citrate and water remain. Potassium citrate is the type of potassium found naturally in fruit, which is why Effer-K does not have the harsh, salty taste associated with other forms of potassium.
Potassium Chloride Solution
Potassium is a mineral that is found in many foods and is needed for several functions of your body, especially the beating of your heart. Potassium chloride is used to prevent or to treat low blood levels of potassium (hypokalemia). Potassium levels can be low as a result of a disease or from taking certain medicines, or after a prolonged illness with diarrhea or vomiting.
KEVEYIS (pronounced keh-VAY-iss) is a prescription drug by Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It is an FDA-approved periodic paralysis treatment. Each KEVEYIS tablet contains 50 mg of the active ingredient, dichlorphenamide, and a tablet is usually prescribed to be taken once or twice daily. This medication can be used for hyperkalemic and hypokalemic periodic paralysis, as well as other similar diseases.
Mechanism of Action: Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitor
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Patient Assistance telephone: 844-KEVEYIS (844-538-3947)
Torrent Pharma Inc is now marketing Dichlorphenamide Tablets USP 50mg, U.S. FDA approved, and AB rated to Keveyis® by Xeris Pharmaceuticals. Dichlorphenamide Tablets are indicated for the treatment of primary hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, primary hypokalemic periodic paralysis and related variants.
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The Torrent Pharma Inc. Dichlorphenamide Tablets are available at the following specialty pharmacies.
Prescriber Services: 1-866-759-1557
Patient Services: 1-800-803-2523
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Prescriber and Patient Services: 1-800-237-2767
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Torrent Pharma Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is a leading generic pharmaceutical company. Torrent strives to improve lives by providing access to quality affordable medications in several therapeutic categories. The Torrent US Operations were set up in 2004 and currently has 64 FDA-approved generic products being commercialized in the United States.
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