Trientine Tetrahydrochloride

What is Cuvrior used for?

This medication is used to treat a certain inherited disorder (Wilson's disease). This disorder causes too much copper to build up in the liver, brain, and other parts of the body. Trientine works by binding to copper, which helps your body get rid of extra copper. This can decrease symptoms such as problems with speech/swallowing/coordination, tiredness, lack of appetite, abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, fluid buildup in the legs/abdomen, uncontrolled movements, or muscle stiffness.


Trientine Tetrahydrochloride


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Cuvrior Frequently Asked Questions

Take this medication by mouth on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before meals or 2 hours after meals as directed by your doctor, usually 2 to 4 times daily. Take this medication at least 1 hour apart from any other drug, food, or milk.

If you are taking the capsule form of this medication, swallow the capsules whole with water. Do not open or chew the capsules. If you accidentally come in contact with the capsule contents, wash the area promptly with water to avoid an allergic reaction.

If you are taking the tablet form of this medication, do not crush, chew or dissolve the tablets. Also, do not split the tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing. Do not remove the tablet from the blister pack until right before using.

If you are taking a certain medication called penicillamine, your doctor will direct you to stop the medication before starting trientine. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not change dosage forms of this medication without checking with your doctor or pharmacist.

If your doctor directs you to also take an iron supplement, take it at least 2 hours before or after trientine.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.

Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.

You may notice worsening in certain symptoms of Wilson's disease (such as problems with speech/swallowing/coordination, uncontrolled movements) when you start taking trientine as the medication begins to work to reduce the copper levels in your body. Always tell your doctor right away about these symptoms.

Tell your doctor if you do not get better or if you get worse.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Cuvrior Dosage and Form Information

300 Mg