Penicillamine Capsules Compounded
Penicillamine (D-) is a chelating agent used by some veterinarians to treat pets suffering from heavy metal poisoning like lead, copper or mercury toxicity.
This medication requires a prescription.
To process your order we will require a prescription from you or your Prescriber. We will only compound and dispense upon receipt of a valid patient specific prescription. Please note that our compounds are exclusively provided for individual patient and are not for office use.
- Your prescriber can mail or fax in the prescription
- You can mail in the original prescription
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- You can transfer your prescription from another pharmacy
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Penicillamine (D-) is a chelating agent used by some veterinarians to treat pets suffering from heavy metal poisonings like lead, copper or mercury toxicity. If strength is not listed, please contact a CareFirst Customer Representative for more information.
Brand Names (U.S.): Depen, Cuprimine
Antidote; Chelating Agent
Mechanism of Action:
Chelates with lead, copper, mercury and other heavy metals to form stable, soluble complexes that are excreted in urine; depresses circulating IgM rheumatoid factor, depresses T-cell but not B-cell activity; combines with cystine to form a compound which is more soluble, thus cystine calculi are prevented
Do not take with the following medications: chloroquine, quinacrine, Zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, antacids, gold compounds, cyclophosphamide, azathioprine, phenylbutazone, pyridoxine
Common side effects you might experience: Nausea, vomiting and depression, fever, skin friability and impaired healing
Tell your doctor if you begin to have any of these symptoms following penicillamine administration:
- Signs of an allergic reaction like a rash, hives, itching, trouble breathing, wheezing, tightness in the chest and/or throat.
Use this drug as ordered by your prescriber. Generally, penicillamine should be given on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before feeding
Contact your healthcare provider for specific dosing instructions.
Pregnancy Category D
Should not nurse while taking penicillamine
Consult your veterinarian
This is a compounded medication specifically made for your pet based on a prescription from your licensed veterinarian. Compounded medications are not returnable.
Troches and suppositories require refrigeration (ice packs) and will incur an extra charge of $19.95 per order.