Captimer (thiopronin)

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Thiopronin hat in den USA die Markenname
  • Capen
  • Captimer
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.....Tiopronin (tye-oh-PRO-nin) is used to prevent kidney stones, which may develop due to too much cystine in the urine (cystinuria). This medicine works by removing the extra cystine from the body.
In addition to the helpful effects of this medicine, it has side effects that can be very serious. Before you take tiopronin, be sure that you have discussed its use with your doctor.

Proper Use of This Medicine
Take this medicine on an empty stomach (at least 30 minutes before meals or 2 hours after meals).
You should drink 2 full glasses (8 ounces each) of water with each meal and at bedtime. You should also drink another 2 full glasses during the night.
It is important that you follow any special instructions from your doctor, such as following a low-methionine diet. Methionine is found in animal proteins such as milk, eggs, cheese, and fish. Also, make certain your health care professional knows if you are on any special diet, such as a low-sodium or low-sugar diet. If you have any questions about this, check with your doctor.
Take this medicine regularly as directed. Do not stop taking it without first checking with your doctor , since stopping the medicine and then restarting it may increase the chance of side effects.
Side Effects of This Medicine
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
More common
Yellow skin or eyes

Less common
Muscle pain; sore throat and fever; unusual bleeding or bruising

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
More common
Pain, swelling, or tenderness of the skin; skin rash, hives or itching; ulcers or sores in mouth

Less common
Bloody or cloudy urine; chills; difficulty in breathing; high blood pressure; hoarseness; joint pain; swelling of feet or lower legs; tenderness of glands; unusual bleeding

Chest pain; cough; difficulty in chewing, talking, or swallowing; double vision; general feeling of discomfort, illness, or weakness; muscle weakness; spitting up blood; swelling of lymph glands

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:
More common
Abdominal or stomach pain; bloating or gas; diarrhea or soft stools; loss of appetite; nausea and vomiting; warts; wrinkling or peeling or unusually dry skin

Less common
Changes in taste or smell

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor....
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