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Cuprimine Drug Description
CUPRIMINE®
(penicillamine) Capsules

Physicians planning to use penicillamine should thoroughly familiarize themselves
with its toxicity, special dosage considerations, and therapeutic benefits.
Penicillamine should never be used casually. Each patient should remain constantly
under the close supervision of the physician. Patients should be warned to report
promptly any symptoms suggesting toxicity.

DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of penicillamine (Cuprimine, Depen)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:

an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; difficulty breathing; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives);
fever or chills;
a sore throat;
unusual bleeding or bruising;
blood in the urine;
unexplained shortness of breath, coughing, or wheezing;
abdominal...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Cuprimine »




Penicillamine is a chelating agent used in the treatment of Wilson's disease.
It is also used to reduce cystine excretion in cystinuria and to treat patients
with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis unresponsive to conventional therapy
(see INDICATIONS). It is 3-mercapto-D-valine. It is a white or practically
white, crystalline powder, freely soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol,
and insoluble in ether, acetone, benzene, and carbon tetrachloride. Although
its configuration is D, it is levorotatory as usually measured:
[α] 25°= -62.5° ± 2° (c = 1, 1N NaOH), D
calculated on a dried basis.
The empirical formula is C5H11NO2S, giving it a molecular weight of 149.21.
The structural formula is:








It reacts readily with formaldehyde or acetone to form a thiazolidine-carboxylic
acid. Capsules CUPRIMINE* (Penicillamine) for oral administration contain either
125 mg or 250 mg of penicillamine. Each capsule contains the following inactive
ingredients: D & C Yellow 10, gelatin, lactose, magnesium stearate, and
titanium dioxide. The 125 mg capsule also contains iron oxide.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/17/2008




Cuprimine Drug Description
CUPRIMINE®
(penicillamine) Capsules

Physicians planning to use penicillamine should thoroughly familiarize themselves
with its toxicity, special dosage considerations, and therapeutic benefits.
Penicillamine should never be used casually. Each patient should remain constantly
under the close supervision of the physician. Patients should be warned to report
promptly any symptoms suggesting toxicity.

DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of penicillamine (Cuprimine, Depen)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:

an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; difficulty breathing; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives);
fever or chills;
a sore throat;
unusual bleeding or bruising;
blood in the urine;
unexplained shortness of breath, coughing, or wheezing;
abdominal...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Cuprimine »




Penicillamine is a chelating agent used in the treatment of Wilson's disease.
It is also used to reduce cystine excretion in cystinuria and to treat patients
with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis unresponsive to conventional therapy
(see INDICATIONS). It is 3-mercapto-D-valine. It is a white or practically
white, crystalline powder, freely soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol,
and insoluble in ether, acetone, benzene, and carbon tetrachloride. Although
its configuration is D, it is levorotatory as usually measured:
[α] 25°= -62.5° ± 2° (c = 1, 1N NaOH), D
calculated on a dried basis.
The empirical formula is C5H11NO2S, giving it a molecular weight of 149.21.
The structural formula is:








It reacts readily with formaldehyde or acetone to form a thiazolidine-carboxylic
acid. Capsules CUPRIMINE* (Penicillamine) for oral administration contain either
125 mg or 250 mg of penicillamine. Each capsule contains the following inactive
ingredients: D & C Yellow 10, gelatin, lactose, magnesium stearate, and
titanium dioxide. The 125 mg capsule also contains iron oxide.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/17/2008




Cuprimine Drug Description
CUPRIMINE®
(penicillamine) Capsules

Physicians planning to use penicillamine should thoroughly familiarize themselves
with its toxicity, special dosage considerations, and therapeutic benefits.
Penicillamine should never be used casually. Each patient should remain constantly
under the close supervision of the physician. Patients should be warned to report
promptly any symptoms suggesting toxicity.

DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of penicillamine (Cuprimine, Depen)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:

an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; difficulty breathing; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives);
fever or chills;
a sore throat;
unusual bleeding or bruising;
blood in the urine;
unexplained shortness of breath, coughing, or wheezing;
abdominal...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Cuprimine »




Penicillamine is a chelating agent used in the treatment of Wilson's disease.
It is also used to reduce cystine excretion in cystinuria and to treat patients
with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis unresponsive to conventional therapy
(see INDICATIONS). It is 3-mercapto-D-valine. It is a white or practically
white, crystalline powder, freely soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol,
and insoluble in ether, acetone, benzene, and carbon tetrachloride. Although
its configuration is D, it is levorotatory as usually measured:
[α] 25°= -62.5° ± 2° (c = 1, 1N NaOH), D
calculated on a dried basis.
The empirical formula is C5H11NO2S, giving it a molecular weight of 149.21.
The structural formula is:








It reacts readily with formaldehyde or acetone to form a thiazolidine-carboxylic
acid. Capsules CUPRIMINE* (Penicillamine) for oral administration contain either
125 mg or 250 mg of penicillamine. Each capsule contains the following inactive
ingredients: D & C Yellow 10, gelatin, lactose, magnesium stearate, and
titanium dioxide. The 125 mg capsule also contains iron oxide.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/17/2008




Cuprimine Drug Description
CUPRIMINE®
(penicillamine) Capsules

Physicians planning to use penicillamine should thoroughly familiarize themselves
with its toxicity, special dosage considerations, and therapeutic benefits.
Penicillamine should never be used casually. Each patient should remain constantly
under the close supervision of the physician. Patients should be warned to report
promptly any symptoms suggesting toxicity.

DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of penicillamine (Cuprimine, Depen)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:

an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; difficulty breathing; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives);
fever or chills;
a sore throat;
unusual bleeding or bruising;
blood in the urine;
unexplained shortness of breath, coughing, or wheezing;
abdominal...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Cuprimine »




Penicillamine is a chelating agent used in the treatment of Wilson's disease.
It is also used to reduce cystine excretion in cystinuria and to treat patients
with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis unresponsive to conventional therapy
(see INDICATIONS). It is 3-mercapto-D-valine. It is a white or practically
white, crystalline powder, freely soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol,
and insoluble in ether, acetone, benzene, and carbon tetrachloride. Although
its configuration is D, it is levorotatory as usually measured:
[α] 25°= -62.5° ± 2° (c = 1, 1N NaOH), D
calculated on a dried basis.
The empirical formula is C5H11NO2S, giving it a molecular weight of 149.21.
The structural formula is:








It reacts readily with formaldehyde or acetone to form a thiazolidine-carboxylic
acid. Capsules CUPRIMINE* (Penicillamine) for oral administration contain either
125 mg or 250 mg of penicillamine. Each capsule contains the following inactive
ingredients: D & C Yellow 10, gelatin, lactose, magnesium stearate, and
titanium dioxide. The 125 mg capsule also contains iron oxide.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/17/2008




Cuprimine Drug Description
CUPRIMINE®
(penicillamine) Capsules

Physicians planning to use penicillamine should thoroughly familiarize themselves
with its toxicity, special dosage considerations, and therapeutic benefits.
Penicillamine should never be used casually. Each patient should remain constantly
under the close supervision of the physician. Patients should be warned to report
promptly any symptoms suggesting toxicity.

DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of penicillamine (Cuprimine, Depen)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:

an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; difficulty breathing; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives);
fever or chills;
a sore throat;
unusual bleeding or bruising;
blood in the urine;
unexplained shortness of breath, coughing, or wheezing;
abdominal...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Cuprimine »




Penicillamine is a chelating agent used in the treatment of Wilson's disease.
It is also used to reduce cystine excretion in cystinuria and to treat patients
with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis unresponsive to conventional therapy
(see INDICATIONS). It is 3-mercapto-D-valine. It is a white or practically
white, crystalline powder, freely soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol,
and insoluble in ether, acetone, benzene, and carbon tetrachloride. Although
its configuration is D, it is levorotatory as usually measured:
[α] 25°= -62.5° ± 2° (c = 1, 1N NaOH), D
calculated on a dried basis.
The empirical formula is C5H11NO2S, giving it a molecular weight of 149.21.
The structural formula is:








It reacts readily with formaldehyde or acetone to form a thiazolidine-carboxylic
acid. Capsules CUPRIMINE* (Penicillamine) for oral administration contain either
125 mg or 250 mg of penicillamine. Each capsule contains the following inactive
ingredients: D & C Yellow 10, gelatin, lactose, magnesium stearate, and
titanium dioxide. The 125 mg capsule also contains iron oxide.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/17/2008





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Penicillamine is a pharmaceutical of the chelator class. It is sold under the trade names of Cuprimine and Depen. The pharmaceutical form is D-penicillamine, as L-penicillamine is ... Penicillamine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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penicillamine ( ) n. A degradation product of penicillin, C 5 H 11 NO 2 S, that is used as a chelating agent and in the treatment of rheumatoid penicillamine: Definition from Answers.com


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