Treatment with Trientine Hydrochloride for Wilson’s DiseaseCreated 4 months ago by anniepery
Findings demonstrate that Wilson's disease can be effectively treated with the help of a low copper diet and chelating agents that bind copper to facilitate its excretion from the body. The trientine hydrochloride 250 mg specifically is a chelating agent approved for the treatment of recipients with Wilson’s disease not tolerant of the first-line therapy named penicillamine. The trientine may be taken 3 or 4 times daily. It is always best to take it on an empty stomach, at least one hour before meals or two hours after meals. The capsules of trientine 250 should be swallowed whole through water and must not be opened or chewed.