Cilamin 250 mg
Cilamin 250 mg
Cilamin 250 is indicated in the treatment of Wilson’s disease. It is also used to reduce cystine excretion in cystinuria and to treat patients with severe active rheumatoid arthritis who have failed to respond to an adequate trial of conventional therapy. The medicine is not of value in ankylosing spondylitis.
- Cystinuria - A rare condition that causes stones made of the amino acid cystine to form in the kidneys, bladder, and ureters.
- Wilson disease - A rare genetic condition characterized by excess copper stored in various body tissues, particularly the brain, liver, and corneas.
- Rheumatoid arthritis - A chronic progressive condition causing inflammation in the joints and resulting in pain, swelling, and deformity.
Cilamin is for oral administration containing 250 mg of Penicillamine, a chelating agent recommended for removing excess copper in patients with Wilson’s disease.
How to use Cilamin 250 mg?
Always take Cilamin tablets exactly as your doctor has prescribed you. You should check with your doctor if you have any doubts about using this medicine. Swallow the tablet with a glass full of water. The tablets must be taken on an empty stomach at least half an hour before meals or before you go to bed. The dose you take will depend on what condition it is prescribed for.
Your doctor will ask you to have a blood test and urine test before you begin treatment with Cilamin tablets to check your blood count and kidney function. Your doctor will regularly test your blood count and urine during the treatment. If your tests show a low blood count or evidence of kidney dysfunction, your doctor may decide to decrease the dose temporarily or stop treatment completely.
What are the Precautions (warning, allergy, things to remember)?
Do not Cilamin if you:
- You are hypersensitive to Penicillamine or other ingredients in these tablets. Signs of an allergic reaction include itching, rash, swelling of the face, fainting, and breathing problems.
- Have serious kidney dysfunction
- Have lupus erythematosus (an autoimmune disorder)
- Have a history of suffering from blood disorders after taking Cilamin
- If any of the above applies to you, or if you are sure, speak to your doctor before you take Penicillamine tablets.
Speak to your doctor before taking Cilamin particularly if any of the following applies to you:
- Have protein in your urine
- Have ever had side effects from gold, or are taking medicines containing gold.
- You are an elderly
- Have leucopenia (a blood disorder)
- You are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
Your doctor should perform blood and urine tests fortnightly for the first eight weeks of treatment and then monthly or whenever your dose of Cilamin is increased.
What are the Side effects of Cilamin 250 mg?
Cilamin is a drug that has many side effects, and some can be life-threatening. Common side effects that can occur include nausea, vomiting, serious lung problems, diarrhoea, blood problems, nervous system symptoms