Drug interactions between Cuprimine and Syprine
Interactions between your drugs
- Cuprimine is in the drug class antirheumatics.
- Cuprimine is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Cuprimine (penicillamine)
You may experience reduced absorption of penicillAMINE in the presence of food. The effectiveness of the antibiotic may be reduced. PenicillAMINE should be administered one hour before or two hours after meals and at least one hour apart from any other drug, food, or milk. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication.
Applies to: Syprine (trientine)
Take trientine on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal and at least one hour apart from any other food, drug, or milk. You may experience reduced absorption of trientine in the presence of food or milk. The capsules should be swallowed whole with water and should not be opened or chewed.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
Copper chelating agents
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'copper chelating agents' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'copper chelating agents' category:
- penicillamine (active ingredient in Cuprimine (penicillamine))
- trientine (active ingredient in Syprine (trientine))
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.