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Cilamin 250Mg Capsule

Manufacturer: Panacea Biotec Ltd
Medicine composition: Penicillamine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 07, 2019

Cilamin 250Mg Capsule is essentially an anti-rheumatic drug that is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, by slowing its progression and improving daily functionality. This medication is also used to treat Wilson’s disease, which basically is the excessive accumulation of copper in the body. It is a metal-binding agent that helps to remove this excess copper.

This medicine should not be prescribed:

  • if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or penicillin
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • if you have kidney problems
  • if you are using anti-malarial or cytotoxic medicine

This medication is to be taken on an empty stomach, either an hour before a meal or two hours after it. Take it two hours before or after medicines containing iron, magnesium, and aluminum. The medicine takes about one to three months to produce its effect.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  • Thrombocytopenia

  • Renal Impairment

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Protein In Urine

  • Reduced Blood Platelets

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • Thrombocytopenia

  • Anorexia

  • Loss Of Taste

  • Pancreatitis

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Fever

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • What is the onset of action?

    This medication takes about 1 - 3 months to show its effect.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The time for which this medicine will remain active within the body is yet to be clinically established.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Cilamin 250Mg Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Penicillamine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medication, please consult your doctor.

This medication works as a chelating agent that combines with excess molecules causing disease. In Wilson’s disease, it combines with excess of copper molecules, whereas in Cystinuria, it combines with cysteine molecules. The complex formed after combination of chelate and excess molecule get excreted out of the body through urine. Thus helps in alleviating the disease pathology.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medication interact with the following erythromycin, ritonavir, ketoconazole, fluoxetine, nefazodone, quinupristin, cisapride, phenytoin and carbamazepine

Ques: What is Cilamin 250Mg Capsule?

Ans: This medication is essentially an anti-rheumatic drug that is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, by slowing its progression and improving daily functionality.

Ques: How long do I need to use Cilamin 250Mg Capsule before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: The medicine takes about one to three months to take effect.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Cilamin 250Mg Capsule?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: Should I use Cilamin 250Mg Capsule empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is to be taken on an empty stomach, either an hour before a meal or two hours after it.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Cilamin 250Mg Capsule?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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