Cuprimine for Pet (Penicillamine)


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Cuprimine for Pet
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  • Cuprimine for Pet (Penicillamine) is a prescription medication used to treat copper poisoning in dogs and cats.
  • Copper poisoning in cats and dogs is a serious condition that several different things can cause.
  • Some of the most common causes include exposure to copper-containing products like pennies and coins, eating food or drinking water that contains high levels of copper, and being exposed to certain chemicals or drugs that contain copper.
  • Copper poisoning can also occur if a pet ingests something containing copper sulfate, such as some fungicides.
  • Symptoms of copper poisoning in cats and dogs can vary depending on the severity of the exposure, but may include vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), seizures, and coma.
  • If you suspect copper has poisoned your pet, it is important to seek veterinary care immediately.
  • Cuprimine for Pets (Penicillamine) is one of the best medicines for them.
  • Penicillamine is a member of the class of medications known as chelating agents.
  • Although it is produced as a byproduct of the antibiotic penicillin, penicillamine is not an antibiotic.
  • Cuprimine for Pet is available as a tablet and given orally every 6-8 hours.
  • Cuprimine for Pet (Penicillamine) works by binding to copper and removing it from the body.
  • Cuprimine for Pet (Penicillamine) is also used to treat Wilson's Disease. This rare inherited disorder causes too much copper to build up in the body.
  • Cuprimine for Pet (Penicillamine) is available as a tablet.
  • It is usually taken two or three times a day.
  • The recommended dosage of Cuprimine for a Pet (Penicillamine) varies depending on the weight of the pet but is typically 30-110 mg/kg per day.
  • Cuprimine for Pet (Penicillamine) can also treat other conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and cystinuria.
  • Penicillamine is also used to treat kidney and bladder stones (urolithiasis), which are brought on by problems with the metabolism of the amino acid cysteine.
  • This medication is also used to treat lead toxicity.
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Strength(s): 250mg
Quantities Available: 100


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