You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to trientine (Syprine®). You should not use this medicine to treat cystinuria (kidney, ureter, or bladder stones), rheumatoid arthritis, or biliary cirrhosis (inflammation and scarring of the liver).
Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach.Take your prescribed dose at least 1 hour before meals or 2 hours after meals, and at least 1 hour apart from any food, milk, or other medicines.
Swallow the capsule whole, and wash it down with water only. Do not crush, break, or chew it. Rinse any areas of your body or hands with water that may have touched the medicine inside the capsule.
For the first month that you use this medicine, take your temperature every night before you go to bed. Let your doctor know if you have a fever (body temperature elevated above 98.6 degrees F). Let your doctor know if you develop a skin rash or redness.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are also taking any mineral supplements containing calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, or zinc. These minerals may be present in multivitamins as well, so make sure your doctor knows if you are taking any vitamins.