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what is cuprimine (penicillamine)?

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Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology 46 years experience
Penicillamine: This is a chela ting agent that binds to certain heavy metals that may be present in the blood. It has also been used as a treatment for scleroderma cup riming is the brand name

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Tell me the effects of the drug "penicillamine-d" on long term usage?

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Dr. David Greenfield
Rheumatology 41 years experience
Anemia, kidney, etc: Penicillamine has been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis for over 50 years. It has significant toxicity. The most frequent and severe are bone marrow suppression leading to anemia, low white counts, and low platelet count, and kidney damage which may be irreversible. It is a chelating agent which helps remove toxic buildup of copper and other heavy metals. Not really used anymore for arthritis.
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What is depen (penicillamine)?

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Depen (penicillamine): Depen (penicillamine) is drug for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Overdose is medical emergency treated in er, as depen can cause severe allergic reactions & bleeding & irritation to GI tract.
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Tell me the side effects of the drug "penicillamine-d" long term usage?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
D penicillamine: Many folks have none but in some cases, retinal damage (dose dependant), GI disturbances, rashes and allergies, blood disorder effects.

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