What is Cuprimine?
Cuprimine is a chelating agent (KEE-late-ing) that binds to excess copper in the bloodstream and eliminates it. Excess copper in the bloodstream can accumulate in some circumstances, causing tissue damage throughout the body.
If you are breastfeeding, if you have ever had an infection or blood cell damage caused by this medicine, or if you have kidney disease and need this medicine to treat rheumatoid arthritis, you should not use Cuprimine.
Before taking this medicine
If you are allergic to Cuprimine, or if you are breastfeeding, have renal problems (if using Cuprimine to treat rheumatoid arthritis), or have previously gotten an infection or damaged blood cells after taking Cuprimine, you should not take it.
Injections of gold; malaria treatment or prevention; or cancer treatment.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
if you have renal illness, liver disease, a penicillin allergy, a stomach ulcer, a weakened immune system, or if you are malnourished
How should I take Cuprimine?
Read all drug guides or instruction sheets and follow all guidelines on your prescription label. Your doctor may adjust your dose from time to time. Follow the medication’s instructions to the letter.
Cuprimine side effects
If you experience hives, a rash, swollen glands, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or neck, get emergency medical attention.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
new or worsening joint pain; arm and leg muscular weakness; facial muscle weakness, drooping eyelids, double vision, difficulty chewing or swallowing;
Blisters or ulcers in your mouth, red or swollen gums, difficulty swallowing; skin rash, peeling, or watery blisters; discomfort or burning when you urinate, frothy or bloody urine, lower back pain; swelling in your hands, legs, and feet; Fever, chills, weariness, skin sores, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, pale complexion, icy hands and feet, feeling light-headed or short of breath are all symptoms of low blood cell counts.
Common side effects may include:
diminished sense of taste; skin changes such as wrinkles or acne; stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite; numbness or tingling sensation; ringing in your ears; or an unhealed wound
This is not an exhaustive list of potential adverse effects; more may arise. For medical advice on side effects, contact your doctor
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