CUPRIMINE, 250MG, CAPSULE
This medication is typically used for rheumatoid arthritis. It may also have other uses. It requires a few weeks to take effect.
How to use this medication
This medication is typically used twice a day. However, your pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed.
It must be used regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects. Be sure to keep an adequate supply on hand. This medication should not be taken with food. It is best taken on an empty stomach, one hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
To ensure effectiveness, avoid taking milk, dairy products, antacids or mineral supplements (calcium, iron, magnesium or zinc) for at least 2 hours before and after taking this medication. It is recommended to drink plenty of water while using this medication.
Possible side effects
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
- it may cause mouth irritation and sores;
- it may decrease your appetite;
- it may cause diarrhea;
- it may cause spots or redness of the skin;
- it may decrease your sense of taste;
- it may cause nausea or, rarely, vomiting.
As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.
When using this product, you will develop an increased need for certain nutrients. This increased need cannot be met through changes in your diet. For the duration of your treatment, it is recommended that you take a daily nutritional supplement to prevent any deficiency. Ask your pharmacist to suggest a supplement rich in vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Blood donation is usually refused during this treatment.
When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:
- Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
- If you're pregnant or want to become pregnant, or if you're breastfeeding;
- If you use tobacco or cannabis or its derivatives, or if you use recreational drugs;
- The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.
Keep all your medications out of the reach of children and pets and return any unused or expired medications to the pharmacy for proper disposal.
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