- Do not use CUVRIOR if you are allergic to trientine or to any of the ingredients in CUVRIOR.
- Your Wilson’s Disease symptoms could get worse when you start treatment. This could happen because too much copper is removed from the body in a short period of time. Your doctor may need to reduce your dose or stop CUVRIOR treatment.
- Copper deficiency may develop following treatment with CUVRIOR. Your doctor will do tests to monitor your urine and blood for copper.
- Iron deficiency may develop while taking CUVRIOR. If this happens, your doctor may tell you to take iron supplements for a limited time.
- Allergic reactions, such as a rash, have been reported with trientine, the active ingredient in CUVRIOR. If a rash or other allergic reaction occurs, stop taking CUVRIOR and get emergency medical help.
- The most common side effects are pain in the abdomen, change in bowel habits, rash, hair loss (alopecia), and mood swings.
Take CUVRIOR at least 1 hour apart from any other oral medicine. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you're taking, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Avoid taking supplements when taking CUVRIOR. Taking CUVRIOR with mineral supplements (e.g., iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium) can reduce the effectiveness of CUVRIOR. If iron supplementation is necessary, take CUVRIOR at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking iron; for other mineral supplements (e.g., zinc, calcium, magnesium), take CUVRIOR at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after. Do not start or stop any medicines while taking CUVRIOR without talking to your doctor.
These are not all the possible side effects of CUVRIOR. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs. Contact Orphalan at 1-800-961-8320 or AdverseEventReporting@orphalan.com or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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