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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 should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. It may take 2 to 3 months to improve your symptoms. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if you get any new symptoms. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.

You may need to be on a special diet while taking this medicine. Check with your doctor. Ask if you need to take extra vitamin B6 or a multi- vitamin while taking this medicine.

If you are taking this medicine to prevent kidney stones you need to drink plenty of water. Drink at least 2 full glasses of water at bedtime and 2 more full glasses of water during the night.

If you are going to have surgery, tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking this medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • black, tarry stools
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • dark urine
  • dizzy, lightheaded
  • fever, chills, sore throat
  • joint pain
  • mouth sores
  • numbness, tingling pain
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • swollen or painful glands
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • anxiety, irritation
  • changes in taste
  • diarrhea
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • wrinkled or loose skin

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep the medicine container closed tightly. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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