Cuprimine Oral Capsule 250Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Cuprimine: Oral capsule (250mg)

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Cuprimine 250mg Cap
Aton Pharma, Inc - a Division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: CUPRIMINE MSD 602 
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Cuprimine 250mg Cap
Aton Pharma, Inc - a Division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: CUPRIMINE MSD 602 
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Cuprimine 250mg Cap
Aton Pharma, Inc - a Division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: MSD 602 CUPRIMINE 
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Cuprimine 250mg Cap
Aton Pharma, Inc - a Division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: MSD 602 CUPRIMINE 

What is this Medicine?

PENICILLAMINE (pen uh SIL uh meen) binds with heavy metals and cystine in the body. It is used to treat Wilson's disease and cystinuria. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

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Cuprimine 250mg Capsule

NDC: 250100705
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Cystinuria, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arsenic Toxicity, Wilson's Disease

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Scleroderma (systemic Sclerosis), Lead Toxicity, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)/juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

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Cuprimine 250mg Capsule
Drug Image file DrugItem_11236.JPG
Aton Pharma, Inc - a Division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: MSD 602 CUPRIMINE 
Shape: capsule
Color: beige
Drug Image file DrugItem_13076.JPG
Aton Pharma, Inc - a Division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: MSD 602 CUPRIMINE 
Shape: capsule
Color: beige

Reported Side Effects for Cuprimine 250mg Capsule

Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Protein In The Urine Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Metallic Taste Incidence:
12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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