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What is the definition or description of: Depen (penicillamine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Depen (penicillamine) allergy?

Many side effects: The most common side effects to the drug are rashes, GII upset, mouth ulcers, protein in the urine, low blood platelets and low white cell count. There are other side effects but these are the most common ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is cuprimine (penicillamine)?

What is cuprimine (penicillamine)?

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 ...Read more

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What are the tests for depen (penicillamine) overdose?

There are none.: If you are asking about testing for drug toxicity, then routine lab and urinalysis will be adequate screens. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for depen (penicillamine) overdose?

What is the treatment for depen (penicillamine) overdose?

Depen (penicillamine): Penicillamine is drug for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Overdose is medical emergency treated in er, as depen (penicillamine) can cause severe allergic reactions & bleeding & irritation to GI tract. ...Read more

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Are there any online pharmacies which carry penicillamine?

Probably: Why don't you search yourself. You will need a valid prescription to obtain it. ...Read more

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How is Penicillamine used to treat existing kidney stones?

How is Penicillamine used to treat existing kidney stones?

Not all types: Cystine stones combines with pencillamine form more solble compound allows to get dissolved and help to excreate in urins. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Depen (penicillamine) overdose?

Depen Overdose: Depen (penicillamine) is a heavy metal toxicity & immunosuppressive drug. Overdose occurs when maximum recommended dosage is exceeded. ...Read more

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

D penicillamine: Many folks have none but in some cases, retinal damage (dose dependant), GI disturbances, rashes and allergies, blood disorder effects. ...Read more

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What is depen (penicillamine)?

Depen (penicillamine): (Penicillamine) is an anti-rheumatic medication that is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It is also a chelating agent that is used to bind excessive copper in the body of people who have Wilson's Disease. ...Read more

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Can depen penicillamine cause overdose symptoms if you use too much?

Overdose might occur: With Depen (Penicillamine). Possible side effects
may include: nausea, vomiting, v appetite, loose stools, abdominal pain, melena, ^ bleeding/ bruising, cloudy/bloody/dark urine, chest pain/ tightness, wheezing, fatigue, skin blisters, sore throat, fatigue, weight gain, lower extremity & facial swelling, joint or muscle pain, skin lesions or acute allergic reactions. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What is the rationale behind the treatment of lead poisoning with penicillamine?

Chelation: Penicillamine is a cheating agent which ties up lead so it can be excreted without being toxic ...Read more

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Can Penicillamine help with existing kidney stones?

Penicillamine: Penicillamine is used for cystine stones; this is a traditional medication to use for this kind of stone, when diet and fluid does not help. Thiola is a newer medication for cystine stones that looks promising. Penicillamine is not used for calcium oxalate stones or urate stones or infectious staghorn stones. ...Read more

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What is behind the treatment of lead poisoning by penicillamine?

What is behind the treatment of lead poisoning by penicillamine?

Binding & clearance: Penicillamine binds with the lead in the body and the combination is more easily cleared in the urine.
It must be taken for months to clear the lead enough. ...Read more

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When does the penis develope and voice depen (penicillamine) with puberty?

When does the penis develope and voice depen (penicillamine) with puberty?

Penis develops in: Early puberty after testes havde started to enlarge and secrete testosterone. Voice deepens in mid to late puberty after the voice box enlarges. ...Read more

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Ct pelvis=fluid in depen (penicillamine).Portion of pelvis. Mri=abnormal signal from 11mm round something in r. Upper sacrum. Pain in hip, butt, leg on r. What is it?

Ct pelvis=fluid in depen (penicillamine).Portion of pelvis. Mri=abnormal signal from 11mm round something in r. Upper sacrum. Pain in hip, butt, leg on r. What is it?

See your physician: You have strongly described some findings that we cannot clarify on this website. It'll be important that you discuss this thoroughly with your physician and you may need to see some other doctors and even have some biopsies and other imaging. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

Do not increase: A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and I would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies these days?

How are children tested for allergies these days?

Allergy testing: Usually encompasses skin and/or serum (blood) test which are consistent with the child's clinical history. ...Read more

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Penicillamine (Definition)

Penicillamine is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind ...Read more


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Cuprimine (Definition)

Cuprimine is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind ...Read more