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USES: This medication is used to treat arthritis, Wilson's disease or to prevent kidney stone formation. Penicillamine may also be used for lead poisoning, certain liver conditions, and certain skin conditions.

 
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Uses
This medication is used to treat arthritis, Wilson's disease or to prevent kidney stone formation. Penicillamine may also be used for lead poisoning, certain liver conditions, and certain skin conditions.
Notes
  • This medication may increase your need for vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and iron.
  • Ask your doctor if a vitamin supplement is necessary while taking this medication.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


How To Use
  • Take this medication on an empty stomach one hour before or two hours after meals.
  • Avoid taking any other medication, food or milk within at least one hour of taking this.
  • Take each dose with a full glass of water and drink plenty of water during therapy with this medication.
  • Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Side Effects
  • Indigestion, loss of appetite, nausea or diarrhea may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • Cough, breathing trouble, mouth sores, hair loss, altered tastes, hot flashes and ringing in the ears may also occur.
  • If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop easy bruising or bleeding, skin rash, fever, sore throat or chills while taking this medication.
  • This medication may cause blood disorders.
  • Laboratory tests will be done periodically to monitor for these effects and to ensure the drug is working properly.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing kidney disease, blood disorders or if you have any allergies.
  • Penicillamine is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
  • Consult your doctor before using this drug.
  • It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take especially antacids, anticancer medication, digoxin, gold therapy, iron, phenylbutazone or medication for malaria.
  • Avoid taking any medication within one hour of taking this.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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