Copper

Information about Copper

Copper uses

Copper is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

How copper works

Copper provides essential nutrients.

Common side effects of copper

Overdose, Nausea, Cardiac disorder, Anemia, Bloody diarrhea, Decreased blood pressure, Fever, Stomach pain, Vomiting.

Available Medicine for Copper

No medicine available

Expert advice for Copper

  • Do not start or continue the copper and consult your doctor, if you are taking only zinc supplements as zinc in the absence of copper may decrease serum copper levels. 
  • Avoid using copper if you are suffering from Wilson’s Disease (a genetic disease of copper metabolism).
  • Do not take copper if you are allergic to copper or any other constituents of the drug.

Frequently asked questions for Copper

Copper

Q. Is copper good for health?
Copper is a mineral required for normal health. It is required by body to use iron. It is also important for nerve function, bone growth, and to help your body use sugar
Q. Can you take copper with vitamin c?
Yes. Major interaction doesn’t occur if copper is taken along with vitamin C.

Content on this page was last updated on 16 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)