My son was really excited to be able to swallow the medication
Five-year-old Ethan has hereditary tyrosinemia type 1 (HT-1). Like any family that has a child with this ultra rare condition, the family have found Ethan’s diet and medication regime very demanding.
Ethan started on Orfadin* (nitisinone) capsules as a baby, which his parents had to mix with water to create a suspension to syringe into his mouth. The medication, nitisinone, sometimes known as NTBC, needed to be kept in a refrigerator, which the busy family found restricting, as it meant carrying ice packs around when travelling even short distances.
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