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Drug Interactions between penicillamine and trientine

This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:

  • penicillamine
  • trientine

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Interactions between your drugs

No interactions were found between penicillamine and trientine. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.

penicillamine

A total of 87 drugs are known to interact with penicillamine.

trientine

A total of 37 drugs are known to interact with trientine.

Drug and food interactions

Moderate

penicillAMINE food

Applies to: 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.

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Moderate

trientine food

Applies to: 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.

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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.

Duplication

Copper chelating agents

Therapeutic duplication

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
  • 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

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

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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