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Generic: penicillamine
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It is used to treat Wilson's disease and cystinuria
               



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What is this medicine?

PENICILLAMINE (pen uh SIL uh meen) binds with heavy metals and cystine in the body. It is used to treat Wilson's disease and cystinuria. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • anemia or other blood disorders
  • kidney disease
  • myasthenia gravis
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to penicillamine, penicillin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after food. Do not take with food. Take this medicine at least one hour apart from milk or other medicines. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine even if you feel better. Skipping doses for even a few days may cause you to have allergic reactions after restarting this medicine. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • medicines for malaria

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • certain antacids that contain aluminum, magnesium
  • chemotherapy
  • gold compounds used for arthritis
  • iron tablets
  • multi- vitamins with metals, minerals or iron
  • oxyphenbutazone, phenylbutazone

               
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