Drug interactions between penicillamine and trientine
Interactions between your drugs
- Penicillamine is in the drug class antirheumatics.
- Penicillamine is used to treat the following conditions:
- Trientine is a member of the drug class chelating agents.
- Trientine is used to treat Wilson's Disease.
Drug and food interactions
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.
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.
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:
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
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
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