Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, Wilson's disease and prevention of cystine kidney stones.
How it works
This medication is a chelating agent (remove heavy metals from the body), prescribed for Wilson disease (excess copper in the body), severe rheumatoid arthritis that has not responded to other treatments, and cystinuria (excess amino acids in the urine, which causes kidney stones).
Common side effects
Reduced blood platelets, Protein in urine