Monday, October 3, 2011

Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis Medicines In Pakistan

Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis Medicines In Pakistan

The following Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis Medicines are available in Pakistan as mentioned in Dr. Frank Lehmann-Horn  literature on  at the below link's page 16

With special thanks to Madam  Deb Cavel-Greant  of

I checked entire whole sale medicine market and major medical stores in Karachi only 1 or 2 brands are available.  Times Medicos near National Stadium and Aga  Khan Hospital have all medicines. K-Lyte syrup is most difficult to buy, it is mostly unavailble. Two sales man at Times Medicos named Mr. Hussain and Mr. Ashraf are now knows the importance of this medicine for Hypo kpp patients, because I buy this medicine for the past 3 years.

Times Medicos

1- Potassium Suplements for Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis:

K-LYTE is a fast acting syrup for Potasium.

 NOE-K is a slow release Potassium supplement

2- Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors (Diamox, Daranide)

     Daranide is not available in Pakistan, Diamox itself not available in Pakistan however an alternate brand AZM is available


3- Aldosterone Antagonists: (Spironolactone, Inspra)

Inspra is not available in Pakistan, however another medicine with brand name Inspra is available. which is not Inspra used for Hypokalemic periodic paralysis. please don not confuse.

Spironololactone is available under the brand name of Aldactone 100mg by GSK.

4- K-sparing Diuretics (Triamterene, Amiloride)

Both are available in Pakistan under the brand names of Dyazide and Lasoride.

5- Beta-blockers (Propranolol)

This is available under the brand name of Indreral by ICI.

Do not take medicines yourself, use according to the advise of your Doctor.

My Medicines:

I am under treatment of Dr Mughis Sheerani

After many sitting and a whole set of blood test and dose adjustment of Potassium supplement I am on following medications for the past 2 years , i feel no weakness during this period.

After breakfast 1 teaspoon K-LYTE

                           2 tablets NEO-K

                           1 tablet Lasoride

After Dinner  1 teaspoon K-LYTE

                        2 tablets NEO-K

                        1 tablet Inderal 10 mg

I am also taking 4 tablets of a homeopathy medicine  Kalium phosphoricun 12 x 3 time daily . When I am not taking this homeopathy medicine my potassium drop toward 3.6. It is Potassium and Phosphorous tablets from Germany.