What is Porphyria?
The porphyrias are a collection of disorders of haem synthesis, each resulting from a separate enzyme deficiency in the pathway.
Currently European information on Porphyria seems to be much more applicable in Australia than much or most of the US internet info.
As well as Australian publications, directly relevant to us, is information from Porphyria-Europe, the European initiative, with contributions from all over Europe including the London, Kings College Hospital team. These have publications in the Lancet and the British Medical Journal and other reliable literature. The safe and unsafe Medications for acute Porphyria updated list from Sweden applies. Only the US calls Porphyria "rare", whether this has under-diagnosis or other causes is unknown here.
We have cited some journal articles (on these pages) that have shown to be generally applicable, whose information is backed up and seems to hold up in practice.
A list of Safe/Unsafe drugs can be found via the menu on the left.