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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Depen (Overview)

Depen is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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What is depen (penicillamine)?

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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Depen (Overview)

Depen is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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

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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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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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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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?

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

Dr. Grant Anhalt
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Penicillamine (Definition)

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