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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

Dr. Grant Anhalt
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Penicillamine (Definition)

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

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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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?

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 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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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) 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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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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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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