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How can phenylketonuria be treated?

hello my name is lisa evans do you give prescription on line I was born with pku if you know anything about pku it is a very rare I am on my diet I am need to get a script for kuvan so I can bring my phe levels down so I can eat more my doctor at Albany wont give me one because I will not prick my finger as much as she wants me to. my prescription would go to bio martin pharmist
Wed, 26 Sep 2018
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Hello,

As you know, PKU is a lifelong condition. If your blood phenylalanine is too high, it can cause a decline in memory and intelligence. It is absolutely necessary for you to follow your doctor's advice.

A finger stick is a very minor procedure. As a paediatrician, I have seen this done on newborn babies without risk to them. I am sorry but one of the rules of our telemedicine is that physicians do not prescribe medications.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Arnold Zedd, Pediatrician
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