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Penicillamine Information

Penicillamine Benefits & Uses

Penicillamine is used to treat the following -

Penicillamine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Penicillamine


Penicillamine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Penicillamine is used -

  1. Protein in Urine
  2. Reduced blood platelets
  3. Skin Rash Mild
  4. Nausea or vomiting
  5. Diarrhoea
  6. Loss of appetite
  7. Numbness or tingling
  8. Gastritis Rare
  9. Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  10. Fever Common
  11. Joint pain
  12. Itching or burning

Penicillamine Related Warnings

Is the use of Penicillamine safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Penicillamine. If you are pregnant, do not take Penicillamine without a doctor's advice.


Is the use of Penicillamine safe during breastfeeding?

There is no research available on the side effects of Penicillamine in breastfeeding women. Therefore, its impact is unknown.


What is the effect of Penicillamine on the Kidneys?

Penicillamine may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Penicillamine on the Liver?

Penicillamine may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.


What is the effect of Penicillamine on the Heart?

Penicillamine is rarely harmful for the heart.


Severe Interaction of Penicillamine with Other Drugs

Penicillamine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -


Penicillamine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Penicillamine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Drug Allergy
  2. Diabetes
  3. Kidney Disease
  4. Aplastic Anemia
  5. Liver Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Penicillamine

Is this Penicillamine habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Penicillamine is addictive.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Penicillamine does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.


Is it safe?

Penicillamine is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Penicillamine for mental disorders.


Penicillamine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Penicillamine

Due to a lack of research, nothing can be said about the consequences of taking Penicillamine together with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Penicillamine

Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Penicillamine.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience


  1. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 907
  2. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Cuprimine® (penicillamine)
  3. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; D-Penamine (d-penicillamine)
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