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Cuprimine (penicillamine) Disease Interactions

There are 4 disease interactions with Cuprimine (penicillamine):

Major

Penicillamine (applies to Cuprimine) bone marrow suppression

Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applicable conditions: Bone Marrow Depression/Low Blood Counts

The use of penicillamine is contraindicated in patients with a history of penicillamine-related aplastic anemia or agranulocytosis.

References

  1. "Product Information. Cuprimine (penicillamine)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
Major

Penicillamine (applies to Cuprimine) renal dysfunction

Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility.

Penicillamine is considerably excreted by the kidney, and the risk of toxic reactions to this drug may be greater in patients with impaired renal function. The use of penicillamine is contraindicated in patients with renal dysfunction. Proteinuria and/or hematuria may develop during therapy and may lead to nephrotic syndrome. Monitoring for proteinuria and hematuria is recommended. Caution should be taken and routine monitoring of renal function is recommended.

References

  1. "Product Information. Cuprimine (penicillamine)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
Moderate

Penicillamine (applies to Cuprimine) liver disease

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Cholelithiasis

Cases of intrahepatic cholestasis and toxic hepatitis have been reported with the use of penicillamine. Care should be taken and liver function tests are recommended every six months for the duration of therapy.

Moderate

Penicillins (applies to Cuprimine) asthma/allergies

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility.

Penicillin products should be used with caution in individuals with histories of significant allergies and/or asthma.

Cuprimine (penicillamine) drug interactions

There are 90 drug interactions with Cuprimine (penicillamine)

Cuprimine (penicillamine) alcohol/food interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food interactions with Cuprimine (penicillamine)

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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