Penicillamine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Penicillamine?

(pen i SIL a meen)

• This medicine is used to treat Wilson's disease.

• This medicine is used to remove a protein called cystine from your body.

• This medicine is used to treat arthritis.

• This medicine is used to remove certain metals from the body.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have a penicillin allergy, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not take dairy products, bismuth (Pepto-Bismol®), calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, multivitamins with minerals, colestipol, cholestyramine, didanosine, or antacids within 2 hours of this medicine.

• Tell dentists, surgeons, and other healthcare providers that you use this medicine.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

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