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Criteria for Immediate Termination of D-Penicillamine Therapy for Lead Poisoning

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

D-penicillamine is an oral chelating agent that can be given over a long period to children with blood iron levels < 45 µg/dL. As many as a third of patients taking the drug may have an adverse side effect. Patients taking D-penicillamine should be monitored closely and the drug stopped if evidence of a serious side effect is seen.

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