Depen is a prescription medication that is used to treat a number of conditions including Wilson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and to reduce urine levels in people with cystinuria. Depen contains penicillamine and works by removing excess copper in the blood stream.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Depen include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of penicillamine.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Depen?
If you miss a dose of Depen, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What else is Depen called?
Depen is also known as D-Penamine internationally. D-Penamine is the same brand name medication with a different name internationally and is not a generic alternative medication. Generic Depen is called penicillamine.