Trientine dihydrochloride

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Wilson's disease
Adult: 0.75-1.25 g daily in 2-4 divided doses. Max: 2 g daily.
Child: <12 yr: 500-750 mg daily in 2-4 divided doses. Max: 1.5 g daily.
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take at least 1 hr before or 2 hr after meals, & at least 1 hr before or after any other medicine, food or milk.
Special Precautions
Monitor for signs of iron deficiency anaemia especially in children, menstruating or pregnant females. Take on an empty stomach, at least 1 hr before meals or 2 hr after meals and at least 1 hr apart from any other drug, food or milk to maximise drug absorption. Swallow whole with water and do not open or chew the capsule. Monitor temperature nightly during first month of treatment and patient should report any symptoms such as fever or skin eruption. Pregnancy.
Adverse Reactions
Iron deficiency, SLE, dystonia, muscular spasm, myasthenia gravis, nausea, skin rashes, duodenitis, colitis.
Drug Interactions
Iron containing preparations should not be taken within 2 hr of admin of trientine. Decreased absorption with mineral supplements and other drugs.
Description: Trientine is a copper chelator used in the treatment of Wilson's disease to aid in the removal of copper ions. It is usually used in patients who are not tolerant of penicillamine.
Store at 2-8°C (36-46°F).
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