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Vistamin tablet 10's

Vistamin tablet contains Penicillamine | belongs to Chelating agent

How it works

Vistamin tablet 10’s works to treat Wilson's disease by binding to the extra copper in the body and causing it to leave the body through the urine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Vistamin tablet 10’s

  • Fever
  • Joint pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Swelling of face, feet, or lower legs
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Skin rash, hives, or itching
  • Swollen and/or painful glands

Uses of Vistamin tablet 10’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Wilson's disease

    In conditions like Wilson's disease, this medicine is used to remove excess copper from the body by binding to the copper ions in the blood.

  • Cystinuria

    This medicine is used for prevention of cystine kidney stones in conditions like cystinuria.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    This medicine is used for suppression of disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The average time this medicine takes to show its effect is 1 to 3 months.

  • Duration of Effect

    The amount of time the medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of allergy to Vistamin tablet 10’s .

  • This medicine -related aplastic anemia or agranulocytosis

    It is not advised to use this medicine in patients with a known history of Vistamin tablet 10’s related aplastic anemia or agranulocytosis due to an increased risk of serious side effects.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

General Warnings
  • This medicine related aplastic anemia

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of Aplastic anemia due to an increase in the risk of serious adverse effects. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative might be required based on the clinical condition.

  • Renal insufficiency

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a history of kidney disease or active kidney disease due to an increase in the risk of serious adverse effects. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative might be required based on the clinical condition.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost the time for your next scheduled dose. Do not double the medicine to make up for the missed dose.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Clozapine severe
  • Ferrous Combination moderate
  • Leflunomide severe
  • Digoxin moderate
Disease interactions
  • severe

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a history of Vistamin tablet 10’s related aplastic anemia or agranulocytosis due to an increased risk of serious side effects. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.

  • severe

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a history of kidney diseases or active kidney diseases due to an increased risk of serious adverse effects. You may require more frequent clinical monitoring while taking this medicine to avoid these side effects. Replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Food interactions
  • The desired effect of Vistamin tablet 10’s will not be achieved if it is taken together with multivitamins with minerals. It is recommended that you take this medicine before or after 2 hours of a dose of multivitamins with minerals. Report any undesired symptoms to the doctor on priority. Replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases based on the clinical condition. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor. The desired effect of Vistamin tablet 10’s will not be achieved if it is taken together with food. It is recommended that you take this medicine 1 hour before or 2 hours after consumption of food for optimal effect. Do not consume this medicine with dairy products or any other medicines. Follow all the directions given by your doctor. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

Other details

  • To be taken on an empty stomach
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • Does not cause sleepiness

References

Additional Information:

what are the adverse effects of Vistamin tablet 10’s?

Nausea, anorexia, fever, rash, thrombocytopenia (withdraw), proteinuria. Reports of dysgeusia, haematuria (withdraw), leucopenia (withdraw), delayed rash, breast enlargement.

What happens if I miss a dose of Vistamin tablet 10’s?

Adults: Cystinuria: Treatment, 1-3 gm daily in divided doses before food, adjusted to maintain urinary cystine below 200 mg/L; Prophylaxis to maintain urinary cystine below 300 mg/L, 0.5-1gm at bedtime.
Wilson’s disease: 1.5 – 2 gm daily in divided doses before food; max 2 gm daily for 1 yr. Maintenance. 0.75-1 gm daily.
Lead poisoning: Hepatitis: Refer to SPC. Elderly: Wilson’s disease: 20 mg/kg daily in divided doses, minimum 500 mg daily. Children: Wilson’s disease: Up to 20 mg/kg daily in divided doses; minimum 500 mg daily. Elderly and Children: Cystinuria: Use minimum dose to maintain urinary cystine below 200 mg/L.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Vistamin tablet 10’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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