Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Kuvan

Descriptions


Sapropterin is used to lower phenylalanine levels in the blood of patients with phenylketonuria (PKU). High levels of phenylalanine (an amino acid) in the blood can cause severe brain damage, including severe mental retardation, seizures, tremors, or decreased learning ability. This medicine is usually given along with a special diet .

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription .

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet, Disintegrating
  • Powder for Solution