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With what medication should the wilson’s disease patient begin treatment? 

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Wilson's Disease

The problem is a build up of copper in the body, especially in the liver. Your doctor will prescribe a chelating agent that binds and gets rid of the copper, such as trientine.
Once the levels are down, you will likely be given another medication to keep the copper levels low, such as zinc acetate.

In brief: Wilson's Disease

The problem is a build up of copper in the body, especially in the liver. Your doctor will prescribe a chelating agent that binds and gets rid of the copper, such as trientine.
Once the levels are down, you will likely be given another medication to keep the copper levels low, such as zinc acetate.
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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: D-penicillamine

The medication chelates the excessive copper circulating which occurs as a consequence of wilsons disease .
It is a recessive inherited disorder. It is associated with neuro psychiatric issues. Liver transplant can be performed for progressive liver cirrhosis despite chelating agents.

In brief: D-penicillamine

The medication chelates the excessive copper circulating which occurs as a consequence of wilsons disease .
It is a recessive inherited disorder. It is associated with neuro psychiatric issues. Liver transplant can be performed for progressive liver cirrhosis despite chelating agents.
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