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The information found on the Porphyria Educational Services Web Site is just information on the disease porphyria and it's associated symptoms, and treatment. It also provides links to other porphyria sites. The Porphyria Educations Services website is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The diagnosis and treatment of the porphyrias are based upon the entire encounter between a physician and the individual patient.  The diagnosis can not be ascertained by just reading this website.

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The pharmaceutical listings  contained herein has been devised without reference to language, societal, cultural, language, dietary, prescribing or dispensing conditions (including those imposed by law), other than those of the United States, which might affect the information provided.   This list contains only the listing of pharmaceuticals known to be unsafe  or considered potentially unsafe for porphyrics,     Listing of the pharmaceuticals on this site are due to the  actions, precautions, side effects, or interactions of the given medication in relation to a porphyria patients, or its action in regard to cytochrome P-450 and metabolism in the liver.     The listing of pharmaceutical is not  intended as medical advice for individual problems.  It is provided only  for porphyria patients making an evaluation as to the risks and benefits of taking a particular drug.     The information about drugs contained in this database is general in nature and is intended for use as an educational aid. It also does not cover all possible uses of a said medicine.   Information is for the use of Porphyria Patients and their Physicians only and may not be sold. Copyright 2000  Porphyria Educational Services. All rights reserved.

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GENERIC NAME                BRAND NAME  
[***Many Ace Inhibitors are Unsafe]
ALCURONIUM						  ALDACTONE
*ALPHAXALONE
*ALPHADOLONE
ALPRAZOLAM   [1]                                     XANAX
ALUMINIUM PREPARATIONS
AMIDOPYRINE
	
Amilodine Hydrochlorothiazide		   Moduret 
					   Moduretic
AMILORIDE
AMINOGLUTETHIMIDE                                    CYTADREN
AMINOPHYLLINE                                        XANTHINE
AMIODARONE                                           CORDARINE
AMINOBUTYRIC ACID
*AMITRIPTYLINE                                       ELAVIL
[AMPHETAMINES]                                       AMBAR EXTRACT
*AMYLOBARBITONE                                      AMYTAL
[***Many Anti-Convulsants]
[***Many Anti-Fungal medications]
[***Many Anti-hyperlipidemic medications]
[***Many Anti-Parkinson Disease medications]
[***Many Anti-Protozoals]
[***Many Anti-Seizure medications]
[***Many Anti-Sposmatic medications]
ANTIPYRINE
APROBARBITAL                                         ALURATE
*AURANOFIN                                           RIDURA GOLD COMPOUND
*AUROTHIOMALATE                                      MYROCHRYSINE
AZAPROPAZONE                                         RHEUMOX
AZULFIDINE EN-TABS <new>
BACLOFEN                                             LIORESAL
*BEMEGRIDE
BENDROFLUAZIDE                                       APRINOC
                                                     BERKOZIDE
                                                     CENTY
                                                     INDEREX
                                                     NEO-NACLEX
[BENDROFLUMETHIAZIDE]                                HYDROMOIX
                                                     NATURETIN
BENOXAPROFEN                                         NARVARATAM
BENZBROMARONE
**Any drug in the BENZODIAZEPINE classification
[BENZYLTHIOURACIL]
[BEPRIDIL]                                           VASCOR
BROMOCRIPTINE                                        PARIODEL
BUSULPHAN                                            MYLERAN
BUTABARBITAL                                         BUTISOL
BUTABITAL                                            BUCET
*BUTYLSCOPOLAMINE                                    BROMIDE
CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS *** [The Majority of Them]
CAPTOPRIL                                            CAPOTEN
*CARBAMAZEPINE   [1]                                 EPITOL
                                                     MAZEPINE
                                                     TEGRETOL
*CARBROMAL
*CARISOPRODOL                                        CARIADAN
                                                     CARISOMA
                                                     MUSLAX
                                                     ROTATIN
                                                     SORIDOL
CELECOXIB                                            CELEBREX
[CEFUROXIME]                                         CEFLIN
[CEPHALEXIN]                                         CEFANEX
                                                     KEFLEX
                                                     NOVOLEXIN
[CEPHALOSPORINS]
[CEPHRADINE]                                         ANSPOR
                                                     VELOSET
      **Please note this in relation to Cephalosporins......
      **Contains penicillin also. Unsafe for those with  PCN allergy.
[CHLORAMBUCIL]                                       LUEKERAN
*CHLORAMPHENICOL                                     CHLOROMYCETIN
*CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE                                    LIBRIUM
*CHLORMEZANONE                                       DIABINESE
CHLOROFORM
*CHLORPROPAMIDE                                      APO-CHLORPROPAMIDE
                                                     DIABENESE
                                                     GLUCAMIDE
                                                     NOVO-ORIPAMIDE
 **All of above Contain Sulfonylurea
CHLOROQUINE  [1]                                     ARALEN
                                                     PLAQUENIL
CIMETIDINE                                           TAGAMENT
                                                     PEPTOL
CINNARIZINE                                          FLUNARIZINE
CLEMASTINE                                           CONTACT
                                                     TAVIST
                                                     TAVIST-D
                                                     ZYRTEC
[CLOBAZAM)
[CLOMIPRAMINE HCl)
[CLONAZEPAM]     (1)                                 KLONOPIN
CLONIDINE HCL                                        CATAPRES
                                                     DIXARIL
*CLORAZEPATE                                         APOCLORAZEPATE
                                                     NOVOCLOPATE
                                                     TRANXENE
COCAINE                                              COCAINE
[COLISTIN]                                           COLY-MYCIN
CONJUGATED ESTROGEN                                  PREMARIN
CO-TRIMOXAZOLE
CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE                                     CYTOXIN
                                                     NEOSAR
                                                     SANDIMMUNE
CYCLOSERINE                                          SEROMYCIN
CYCLOSPORIN                                          NEORA
                                                     SANDIMMUNE
DANAZOL                                              CYCLOMEN
                                                     DANOCRINE
*DAPSONE                                             AVIOSULFAN
DEXFENFLURAMINE
DEXTROPROPOXYPHENE                                   CHLOROXIN
DIAZEPAM    (1)                                      APROPROZAM
                                                     DIAZEMULS
                                                     DIAZEPAM
                                                     INTENSOL
                                                     MEVAL
                                                     NOVODIPAM
                                                     VALIUM
                                                     VALRELEASE
                                                     VIVOL
                                                     ZETRAN
DENZODIAZEPINE
*DICHLORALPHENAZONE                                  CHOLOXIN
*DICLOFENAC                                          APOR-DICLO
                                                     CATAFLAN
                                                     ARTHROTEC
                                                     VOLTAREN
DIENOESTROL
DIETHYLPROPION                                       M-OREXIC
                                                     TENUATE
                                                     TEPANIL
DIHYDRALAZINE
*DIHYDROERGOTAMINE
DILTIAZEM                                            CARDIZEM
                                                     APO--DILTIAZ
                                                     DILICOR-XR
                                                     NOVO-DILTAZEM
                                                     SYN-DILIAZEM
DILAUDID <NEW> 
*DIMENHYDRINATE                                      CALM-X
                                                     DRAMAMINE
                                                     DIMETABS
                                                     DOMMANATE
                                                     ORAMOCEN
                                                     DRAMOJECT
                                                     DYMENATE
                                                     GRAVOL L/A
                                                     HYDRATE
                                                     MARMINE
                                                     NAUSEATOL
                                                     TRAVAMINE
                                                     VERTAB
*DIPHENHYDRAMINE                                     ALLERDYRL
                                                     ALLERMAX CAPLETS
						     ALLER-MED
                                                     BANOPHEN
                                                     BELDIN
                                                     BELIX
                                                     BENA-D
                                                     BENADRYL
                                                     BENAHIST
                                                     BEN-ALLERGIN
                                                     BENAPHEN
                                                     BENOJECT
                                                     BENYLIN
                                                     BYDRAMINE
                                                     CALMYLIN
                                                     CHLORSPAN
                                                     COMPOZ
                                                     CONTAC 12-HOUR
                                                     CONTAC NIGHT
                                                     DIPHEN COUGH
                                                     DIPHENACEN
                                                     DIPHENADRYL
                                                     DORMIN
                                                     FENYTHIST
                                                     FYNEX
                                                     GENAHIST
                                                     GEN-D-PHEN
                                                     HYDRAMINE
                                                     HYDRAMYN
                                                     HYREXIN-60
                                                     INSOMNAL
                                                     MOTION-AID
                                                     NIDRYL
                                                     NIGHT-TIME
                                                     NYQUIL
                                                     PHENDRY
                                                     SILADRYL
                                                     SILPHEN
                                                     SLEEP-EEZE
                                                     SOMINEX
                                                     TRIAMINIC-12
                                                     TYLENOL COLD
                                                     TYLENOL NIGHT-TIME
                                                     UNI-BENT COUGH
                                                     UNISOM SLEEP GELS
                                                     WEHDRYL
**Remember that many of the Antihistamines are OTC but are still Unsafe.
[DOTHIEPIN HCl]
DOXYCYCLINE                                          APO-DOXY
                                                     DORYX
                                                     DOXYCIN
                                                     DOXY-TABS
                                                     MONODOX
                                                     NOVODOXIN
                                                     NOVODOXLIN
                                                     VIBRAMYCIN
*DYDROGESTERONE
DYRENIUM
*ECONAZOLE NO3                                       ECOSTATIN
                                                     SPECTAZOLE
*ENALAPRIL                                           VASOTEC
ENFLURANE
*ERGOT COMPOUNDS                                     BELLERGAL
ERGOMETRINE MALEATE                                  ERGONOVINE
ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE                                  CAFERGOT-PB
                                                     ERGOSTAT
*ERYTHROMYCIN                                        APROERYTHRO
                                                     E-BASE
                                                     E.E.S.
                                                     E/GEL
                                                     EMGEL
                                                     E-MYCIN
                                                     ERYTHROCIN
                                                     ERYTHROCOT
                                                     ERYTHROMID
                                                     ERY-TABS
*ESTRAMUSTINE                                        EMCYT
ETHAMSYLATE
*ETHANOL                                             ALCOHOL
ETHCHLORVYNOL 1)                                     PLACIDYL
ETHIONAMIDE                                          TRECATOR SC
*ETHOSUXIMIDE                                        ZARONTIN
ETHOTOIN                                             PEGANONE
ETIDOCAINE                                           DURANEST
ETOMIDATE
FELBRAMATE                                           FBM FELBATOL
FENFLURAMINE                                         PANDIMIN
                                                     PONDERAL
                                                     PONDIMIN
*FLUCLOXACILLIN                                      FLUCLOX
    **Please note that while it is Penicillan is safe,
       the additives in the formula make it unsafe.
*FLUFENAMIC ACID
FLUNITRAZEPAM
FLUPENTHIXOL
FLURAZEPAM                                           DALMONE
*FUROSEMIDE                                          APOFUROSEMIDE
                                                     FUROSIDE
                                                     LASIX
                                                     MYROSEMIDE
                                                     NOVOSEMIDE
                                                     URITOL
*FRUSOMIDE
*GLIBENCLAMIDE
*GLIPIZIDE                                           GLUCOTRI
*GLUTHETHIMIDE  (1)
GRAMICIDIN                                           NEOSPORIN
GRISEOFULVIN                                         FULVICIN
                                                     GRAVITE TABS
                                                     GRIVULVIN
                                                     GRIS-PEG
                                                     GRISACTIN
                                                     GRISOVIN
[HALOPERIDOL)]                                       APO-HALOPERIODOL
                                                     HALDOL
                                                     HALPERON
                                                     NOVO-PERIDOL
                                                     PERIDOL
                                                     OMS HALOPERIDOL
*HALOTHANE                                           FLUROTHANE
*HYDANTOINS                                          DILANTIN
                                                     DIPHENYLAN
                                                     DIPHENYLAN
                                                     DIPHENYHYDANTOIN
                                                     ETHOTOIN
                                                     MESANTOIN
                                                     PEGANONE
                                                     PHENYTOIN
                                                     PHENYTEX
*HYDRALAZINE                                         APFESOILINE
                                                     NOVO-HYLAZIN
*HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE                                 APRESAZIDE
                                                     APRSOLINE-ESIDRIX
                                                     APROZIDE
                                                     HYDRA-ZIDE
*HYDROXYZINE                                         ANXANIL
                                                     APO-HYDROXYZINE
                                                     ATARAX
                                                     MULTIPAX
                                                     NOVO-HYDROXYZIN
                                                     VISTARIL
**Please note that Vistaril is quite often added to Demerol injections.
   Do not let anyone add Vistaril to your pain injections.
HYOSCINE                                             BUTYLBROMIDE
*IMIPRAMINE                                          TOFRANIL
** Many IMMUNOSUPPRESSANTS are considered Unsafe.
IPRONIAZID
ISOMETHEPTENE MUCATE                                 AMIDRINE
                                                     MID CHLOR
                                                     MIGRAZONE
[ISONIAZID]                                          INH
                                                     ISOTAMINE
                                                     LANIAZID
                                                     NYDRAZID
                                                     PMS ISONIAZID
                                                     RIFAMATE
                                                     TUBIZID
KEBUZONE
KETOCONAZOLE                                         NIZORAL
*LEVONORGESTROL                                      NORPLANT
                                                     TRIPHASIL
LIDOCAINE                                            LIGNOCAINE
                                                     XYLOCAINE
*LISINOPRIL                                          PRINTVIL
                                                     ZESTRIL
LOPRAZOLAM                                           APO-LORAZEPAM
                                                     NULOZ
                                                     NOVATORAZEPAM
LOXAPINE                                             LOXAPAC
                                                     LOXITANE
*LYNESTRENOL
LYSURIDE MALEATE
MAPROTILINE HCl                                      LUDIOMIL
MAXZIDE
MEBEVERINE HCl
*MECILLINAM
*MEDROXYPROGESTERONE                                 PREMPRO
                                                     PREMPHASE
[MEFENAMIC ACID]                                     PONSTAN
                                                     PONSTE
                                                     RELAFEN
MEGESTROL ACETATE                                    AMEN
                                                     CURRETABS
                                                     CYCIN
                                                     DEPO-PROVERA
                                                     PROVERA
                                                     MEGACE
*MEPHENYTOIN                                         MESANTOIN
MEPHOBARITAL                                         MEBARIL
MEPIVACAINE
*MEPROBAMATE  (1)                                    ACABAMATE
                                                     APO-MEPROBAMATE
                                                     DEPROL
                                                     EQUANIL
                                                     MEDI-TRAN
                                                     MEPROSPAN
                                                     MILTOWN
                                                     NEURAMATE
                                                     NOVOMEPRO
                                                     NOVO-MEPRO
                                                     PAX 400
                                                     PROBAT
                                                     SEDABAMATE
                                                     TRANCOT
                                                     TRANMAP
MERCAPTOPURINE                                       PURINETHOL
                                                     6-MP
MERCURY COMPOUNDS
MESTRANOL                                            GENORA
                                                     NORETHIN
                                                     NORINYL
                                                     ORTHO-NOVUM TABS
                                                     ORTHRO-TRI-CYCLEN
[METAPRAMINE HCl]
METABUTAL                                            GEMONIL
METHAMPHETAMINE
METHOHEXITONE
METHOTREXATE                                         AMETHOPTERIN
                                                     FOLEX
                                                     MEXATE
                                                     RHEUMATREX
METHOXYFLURANE  ANESTHESIA]
METHSUXIMIDE                                         CELONTIN
*METHYL DOPA                                         ALDOCTOR
                                                     ALDORIL
                                                     DOPAZIDE
*METHYL SULPHONAL
*METHYPRYLONE
METHYSERGIDE 	                                     SANSERT
*METOCLOPRAMIDE   (1)                                APO-METOCLOP
                                                     CLOPR
                                                     EMEX
                                                     MAXERAN
                                                     OCTAMIDE
                                                     RECLOMIDE
                                                     REGLAN
METOPIRONE (1)                                       METYRAPONE
MIANSERIN HCl
MICONAZOLE                                           MICONAZOLE
[MIFEPRISTONE]
NOXIDIL                                              LONITEN
*NADROLONE                                           ANDROLONE
                                                     DECADURABOLIN
                                                     ROBOLIN
*NALIDIXIC ACID                                      NEG GRAM
NATAMYCIN                                            NATAMYCIN
                                                     PIMARCIN
[NICERGOLINE]
*NIFEDIPINE    (1)                                   ADALAT
                                                     APO-NIFED
                                                     NOVO-NIFEDEM
                                                     PROCARDIA
*NIKETHAMIDE
NITRAZEPAM                                           NITRAZEPAM
*NITROFURANTOIN                                      MACROBID
                                                     MACRODONTIN
NORDAZEPAM
NORETHYNODREL
*NORETHISTERONE                                      PROGESTIN
[NORTRIPTYLINE]                                      AVENTYL
                                                     PAMELOR
NOVOBIOCIN
NOVOSPIRONTON
*ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES  (1)
*ORPHENADRINE                                        BANFLEX
                                                     BLANEX
                                                     DISIPAL
                                                     FLEXAGIN
                                                     FLEXAIN
                                                     FLEXOJECT
                                                     FLEXON
                                                     K-FLEX
                                                     MARFLEX
                                                     MYOLIN
                                                     MYOTROL
                                                     NORADEX
                                                     NORFLEX
                                                     O-FLEX
                                                     ORFLAGEN
                                                     ORPHENATE
                                                     TEGA-FLEX
OXANAMIDE
[OXAZEPAM]                                           APO-OXAZEPAM
                                                     NOVOXAPAM
                                                     SERAX
                                                     ZEPAX
OXYBUTYNIN HCl
OXYCODONE                                            TYLOX
                                                     PERCOCET
                                                     PERCODAN
                                                     ROXICODANE
                                                     ROXICET
*OXYMETAZOLINE                                       AFRIN
                                                     CHERACOL
                                                     DRISTAN
                                                     DRIXORAL
                                                     DURAMIST
                                                     DURATION
                                                     NASAL RELIEF
                                                     NASAL SPRAY
                                                     NEO-SYNEPHRINE
                                                     NOSTRIL
                                                     NOSTRILLA
                                                     NTZ
                                                     SINAREST
                                                     VICKS SINEX
*OXYPHENBUTAZONE
OXYTETRACYCLINE                                      YERRAMYCIN
PARAMETHADIONE                                       PARADIONE
PARGYLINE                                            PROPERGYLBENZYLAMINE
                                                     HYDROCHLORIDE
*PENTAZOCINE                                         TALWIN
PENTOBARBIL                                          NOVA RECTAL
PERHEXILINE
PHENACETIN                                           ACETAMIDE
                                                     DAPSONE
                                                     ACEPTOPHENETIDIN
PHENELZINE                                           NARDIL
PHENOBARBITAL                                        LUMINAL
                                                     DONNATOL
*PHENOBARBITONE
PHENOXYBENZAMINE                                     DIBENZYLINE
PHENOXYBENZOLE
*PHENSUXIMIDE                                        MILONTIN
*PHENYLBUTAZONE
PHENYLHYDRAZINE                                      PHENYLHYDIAZINIUN CHLORIDE
                                                     HYDRAZINOBENZENE
*PHENYTOIN  (1)                                      DILANTIN
                                                     DIPHENYLAN
                                                     DIPHENYLHYDANTOIN
                                                     PHENYTEX
                                                     PIPEBUZONE
PIPEMIDIC ACID
PIRITRAMIDE
*PIROXICAM                                           FELDENE
*PIVAMPICILLIN                                       PONDOCILLAN
*PIVMECILLINAM
PRAZEPAM                                             CENTRAX
PRENYLAMINE
*PRILOCAINE
*PRIMIDONE  (1)
[PROBENECID]
*PROGESTERONE   (1)                                  GESTROL 50
                                                     PROGESTAJECT
                                                     PROGESTILIN
PROGABIDE
PROMETHAZINE                                         PHENERGAN
[PROPANIDID]
*PYRAZINAMIDE  (1)                                   RIFATER
PYRROCAINE
QUINACRINE (1)                                       QUINALBARBITAL
QUINALBARBITONE
RIFAMPIN                                             RIFADIN
                                                     RIFIMATE
                                                     RIFAMPICIN
                                                     RIMACTANE
                                                     ROFACT
ROFECOXIB
SCOPOLAMINE                                          RU-TUSS
                                                     RIMACTANE
SECOBARBITAL                                         SECONAL
SILDENAFIL                                           VIAGRA
SIMVASTATIN                                          ZOCOR
SODIUM AUROTHIOMALATE
SODIUM OXYBATE
[SODIUM VALPROATE]
*SPIRONOLACTONE                                      ALDATAZUDE
Spironolactone Hydrochlorothiazide	   Aldactazide
			        		Spirozide
STANOZOLOL
SUCCINIMIDES                                         ETHOSUXIMIDE
                                                     METHSUXIMIDE
*SULPHACETAMIDE
*SULPHADIAZINE
*SULPHADIMIDINE
*SULPHADOXINE                                        PYRIMETHAMINE
*SULPHAMETHOXAZOLE                                   COTRIM
                                                     OXAZOTE
                                                     GANTANOL
                                                     SULFINPYRAZONE
*SULPHASALAZINE                                      AZULFIDINE
SULFAMETHTHAZINE
SULFONAMIDE     (1)
*SULPHONYLUREAS
SULPHINPYRAZONE
SULPIRIDESULTHIAME
SULTOPRIDE
TALBUTAL
*TAMOXIFEN                                           NOLVADEX
*TERFENADINE                                         SELDANE
[TETRACYCLINE]                                       ACHROMYCIN
                                                     MINICYN
                                                     SUMYCIN
                                                     TOPICYCLINE
TETRAZEPAM                                           RESTORIL
*THEOPHYLLINE                                        MARAX
                                                     MUDRAN
                                                     QUIBRON
*THIOPENTONE                                         THIOPENTAL
THIORIDAZINE                                         MELLARIL
TILIDATE
TINIDAZOLE
TOCAINIDE				     		     TONOCARD
*TOLAZAMIDE                                          TOLINASE
*TOLBUTAMIDE                                         ORINASE
*TRAMADOL                                            ULTRAM
TRANYLCYPROMINE
TRAZODONE HCl                                        DESYREL
[TRIAZOLAM]                                          HALCION
TRIAMTERENE
Triamterene Hydrochlorothiazide	             Diazide
				          	Maxzide	
		       			Novo-Triamzide
TRIMETHADIONE                                        TRIDIONE
TRIMETHOPRIM                                         BACTRIM
                                                     PROLOPRIM
                                                     SEPTRA
                                                     TRIMPEX
[TRIMIPRAMINE]
TROVAN (antibiotic)
TROXIDONE
VALPROATE                                            DEPAKENE
                                                     DEPAKOTE
VALPROMIDE
VERALIPRIDE
*VERAPAMIL   (1)                                     CALAN
                                                     VERELAN
                                                     VERUNlAN
*VIBRAMYCIN
VILOXAZINE HCl
[VINBLASTINE]
[VINCRISTINE]
VIOXX
ZUCLOPENTHIXOL


Sources: Dr. H.Winter Griffth, MD, "Complete Guide to Prescription and Non-Prescription Drugs" Dr. Michael Moore, Australian Porphyria  Drug List Unsafe Drug Lists for Porphyria Patients from U.,K., Germany, Netherlands, Canada, South Africa and the American Porphyria Foundation


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