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Penicillamine

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Uses

Penicillamine is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

How it works

Penicillamine blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling and redness associated with certain joint diseases.

Common side effects

Altered taste, Decreased appetite, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Vomiting, Ringing in ear, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count, Reduced blood platelets, Optic neuropathy, Motor neuritis, Peripheral sensory neuropathy, Protein in urine

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Content on this page was last updated on 13 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)