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Can my elderly parents take penicillamine?

Your elderly parents may be able to take penicillamine, but they should first talk to their doctor. Limited studies have been done on the effectiveness of this medication with the elderly, and they are more likely to get more side effects while taking it. Talk to your parents' doctor about their health, current medications and the risks and benefits of taking penicillamine.

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