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Copper

INFORMATION

Uses

Copper is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Copper is available in the form of  different salts like cupric sulfate. Copper is needed by body to use iron. It is also important for nerve function, bone growth, and to help the body use sugar. Copper acts as cofactor or catalyst (substances that speed up reactions) and carry out various important biological transformations.

Common side effects

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

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

No medicine available

Expert advice

  • 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

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 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)