penicillamine

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penicillamine

[‚pen·ə′sil·ə‚mēn]
(pharmacology)
C5H11NO2S The most characteristic degradation product of penicillin-type antibiotics; used as a chelating agent, as a drug to reduce cystine excretion in cystinurea, and in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
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Drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis include gold by injection and mouth, D-penicillamine, sulphasalazine, methotrexate, asathioprine, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporin-Aand anti-malarial drugs.
Use of D-penicillamine is limited by its high incidence of allergic reactions, including cross-reactions with penicillin (16).
Corticosteroids and so-called disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) such as gold, antimalarial drugs, d-penicillamine, and methotrexate are more powerful than aspirin and NSAIDS, but are slow-acting and have serious side- effects, and contrary to their coined name, DMARDs rarely modify the natural course of the disease.
Other drugs under development were discussed at the meeting, including D-penicillamine, a compound marketed for rheumatoid arthritis and Wilson's disease, a rare metabolic disease.