Information about Penicillamine
Penicillamine is used in the treatment of Wilson's disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
How penicillamine works
Penicillamine works by blocking the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation and slows the progress of the condition with certain joint diseases. It works in Wilson's disease by helping the body to remove excess copper.
Common side effects of penicillamine
Protein in urine, Reduced blood platelets