Brand Names:
Cuprimine, Depen, Distamine

Drug Type: Chelating_agent, Antidote, Antirheumatic


D-penicillamine (Cuprimine, Depen, Distamine) is a type of chelating agent used sometimes for treating heavy metal poisoning in birds.
30-55 mg/kg PO twice a day for 7-14 days.
  • Iron: Iron can cause a decrease in the absorption of Penicillamine resulting in a reduced serum concentration and potentially a decrease in efficacy