Penicillamine Capsules Compounded

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Penicillamine (D-) is a chelating agent used by some veterinarians to treat pets suffering from heavy metal poisoning like lead, copper or mercury toxicity.

Penicillamine Capsules Compounded
Penicillamine Capsules Compounded
 

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.

  • Your prescriber can mail or fax in the prescription
  • You can mail in the original prescription
  • We can contact your prescriber for you
  • 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.

Pronunciation:

(Pen-i-sill-a-meen)

Other Names:

Brand Names (U.S.): Depen, Cuprimine

Drug Class:

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

Drug Interactions:

Do not take with the following medications: chloroquine, quinacrine, Zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, antacids, gold compounds, cyclophosphamide, azathioprine, phenylbutazone, pyridoxine

Adverse Effects:

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.

Administration:

Use this drug as ordered by your prescriber. Generally, penicillamine should be given on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before feeding

Dosing:

Contact your healthcare provider for specific dosing instructions.

Pregnancy:

Pregnancy Category D

Breastfeeding:

Should not nurse while taking penicillamine

References:

Penicillamine (D-)

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.

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