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Who should not take penicillamine?

You should not take penicillamine if you have certain medical conditions, including anemia, low blood platelets or white blood cells, Goodpasture syndrome and myasthenia gravis. Children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis should not take penicillamine. Adults with rheumatoid arthritis should not take penicillamine if they also have a kidney problem. Penicillamine can interact with some medications, altering their effectiveness. If you take certain medications, you may not be able to take penicillamine or your doctor may need to adjust your dose. Penicillamine should not be taken if you are pregnant due to the increased risk for birth defects. It is not known if penicillamine passes into breast milk, although many medications do. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not take penicillamine if you are allergic to it or to penicillin.

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