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Trientine (By mouth)

Trientine Hydrochloride (TRYE-en-teen hye-droe-KLOR-ide)

Treats Wilson's disease (high levels of copper in the body) in people who cannot take penicillamine (Cuprimine®, Depen®).

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When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to trientine (Syprine®). You should not use this medicine to treat cystinuria (kidney, ureter, or bladder stones), rheumatoid arthritis, or biliary cirrhosis (inflammation and scarring of the liver).

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Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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