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Is it safe to consume Penecillin(Cuprimine)?

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My father has been prescribed to Penecillin (Cuprimine 250mg). Is it okay to start the medication. Regards, XXXX
Posted Wed, 19 Mar 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 7 hours later
Brief Answer: Need some more details Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. Cuprimine, contains Penicillamine not penecillin. Penicillamine is a copper chelater used in condition in which high levels of copper in the body cause damage to the liver, brain, and other organs. It is also used in other conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and kidney stones. Kindly do mention the cause for which he is being placed on the above medications. regards,
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Hi Doctor, He has been advised to start this medication as he has been detected with lead content in his blood. Should he start the medication??? Regards, XXXX
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 5 hours later
Brief Answer: Yes, Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing back. It is sometimes used for lead intoxication too. Yes, he can start the medication as advised by his treating doctors. Regards,
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