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What if I can't afford Cuprimine or the generic Penicillamine?

We believe that high deductibles and copays shouldn’t prevent anyone from receiving the medications they need. That’s why at QuickRx, we offer assistance with Cuprimine and Penicillamine Copay Assistance Programs. This is designed to help patients reduce their monthly out-of-pocket costs.

We partner with many foundations and manufacturer assistance programs to help make medication affordable. Fill out the form on this page and someone from our dedicated team will be in touch within one business day. 

What is Cuprimine (Penicillamine) Copay Assistance?

Copay Assistance comes in the form of various savings programs, which are often referred to as “copay cards.” These programs can be very difficult for patients to find, enroll, and keep an active status.
Although these programs are free, many people are not aware they exist. That is where QuickRx comes in. We have a highly-skilled team dedicated to helping make prescription copays affordable for all who qualify.

How do Copay Assistance programs work?

Copay Assistance programs each have their own set of rules and regulations. This is the part of the process that has proven to be frustrating for many people seeing copay assistance.

However, with QuickRx your experience will be anything but! Our dedicated team will work to make the process as seamless as possible for you. In fact, your part of the process involves just a few short, easy steps to find out if you qualify for copay assistance.

 

What are the steps to find out if I qualify for copay assistance?

Step 1:
Get started using one of these options;

Step 2:
Fill out some easy forms

Step 3:
Submit a few pieces of documentation to our team.

That’s it! From there, our team will handle everything to see if you qualify. If you meet the qualification guidelines, our team will ensure that your discounts are automatically applied for you at the pharmacy, coordinate pickup or home delivery of your medications, and they’ll even continue to monitor your case! With QuickRx you will have peace of mind knowing that you will never have any surprise lapse in copay assistance benefits.

What are the side effects of Cuprimine and Penicillamine?

The side effects of Cuprimine, also known as penicillamine, can vary from person to person. It’s essential to discuss potential side effects with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. Here are some common side effects associated with Cuprimine:

  1. Gastrointestinal Issues: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite are common gastrointestinal side effects of Cuprimine. These symptoms may improve over time or with adjustments to the dosage or timing of medication administration.
  2. Skin Reactions: Some individuals may experience skin rashes, itching, or other dermatological reactions while taking Cuprimine. These side effects should be monitored, and if severe or persistent, medical attention may be necessary.
  3. Changes in Taste: Cuprimine can sometimes alter the sense of taste, leading to metallic or unpleasant tastes in the mouth. This side effect is usually temporary and resolves once treatment is discontinued.
  4. Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies: Cuprimine can chelate (bind to) various minerals and vitamins in the body, leading to deficiencies. This can include decreased levels of zinc, which may manifest as symptoms such as hair loss or changes in skin texture.
  5. Kidney Issues: Rarely, Cuprimine can cause kidney problems, including proteinuria (protein in the urine) and nephrotic syndrome. Regular monitoring of kidney function is essential while taking Cuprimine.
  6. Neurological Symptoms: In some cases, Cuprimine may cause neurological side effects such as headaches, dizziness, or tingling sensations. These symptoms should be reported to a healthcare provider for further evaluation.
  7. Hematological Effects: Cuprimine can affect blood cell counts, leading to leukopenia (low white blood cell count) or thrombocytopenia (low platelet count). Regular blood tests are necessary to monitor for these potential complications.
  8. Liver Toxicity: Although rare, Cuprimine can cause liver toxicity or exacerbate existing liver problems. Liver function tests should be performed regularly to monitor for signs of liver damage.
  9. Allergic Reactions: Some individuals may experience allergic reactions to Cuprimine, which can manifest as hives, swelling of the face or throat, difficulty breathing, or anaphylaxis. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction.

It’s important to note that while these side effects are possible, not everyone will experience them, and the benefits of Cuprimine in treating Wilson’s disease often outweigh the risks. If you experience any concerning side effects while taking Cuprimine, contact your healthcare provider for guidance.

How long does it take for Cuprimine to work?

The time it takes for Cuprimine to work can vary depending on several factors, including the severity of the condition being treated, individual response to the medication, and adherence to the prescribed treatment regimen. In the case of Wilson’s disease, which is the primary condition treated with Cuprimine, the medication’s effectiveness may not be immediately apparent.

Typically, it may take several weeks to months for individuals with Wilson’s disease to experience noticeable improvements in symptoms and stabilization of copper levels in the body. During this time, regular monitoring of copper levels through blood and urine tests is essential to assess the medication’s effectiveness and adjust the dosage if necessary.

It’s important to note that Cuprimine is not a cure for Wilson’s disease but rather a treatment aimed at managing symptoms and preventing further accumulation of copper in the body. Therefore, continued adherence to the prescribed treatment regimen is crucial for long-term management of the condition.

Additionally, factors such as dietary changes (avoiding foods high in copper) and concurrent use of other medications or supplements may also influence the time it takes for Cuprimine to work effectively. Individuals should work closely with their healthcare providers to ensure optimal treatment outcomes and address any concerns or questions about the medication’s effectiveness.

What foods should be avoided while taking Cuprimine?

While taking Cuprimine, it’s essential to avoid foods that are high in copper to prevent exacerbating the condition being treated, such as Wilson’s disease. Here are some foods that should generally be avoided or limited while taking Cuprimine:

  1. Shellfish: Shellfish, including oysters, clams, mussels, and crab, are particularly high in copper and should be avoided or consumed in moderation.
  2. Organ Meats: Liver, kidney, and other organ meats are rich sources of copper and should be restricted in the diet while taking Cuprimine.
  3. Nuts and Seeds: Some nuts and seeds, such as almonds, cashews, and sunflower seeds, contain significant amounts of copper and should be limited.
  4. Chocolate: Cocoa powder and dark chocolate contain copper and should be consumed sparingly, especially if they are high in cocoa content.
  5. Whole Grains: While whole grains are generally healthy, certain grains such as wheat bran and whole wheat products contain moderate amounts of copper and should be eaten in moderation.
  6. Dried Fruits: Dried fruits like raisins, prunes, and apricots can be high in copper, so it’s advisable to consume them in small quantities.
  7. Mushrooms: Some varieties of mushrooms, such as shiitake and portobello, contain higher levels of copper and should be limited in the diet.
  8. Soy Products: Soybeans and soy-based products may contain moderate amounts of copper and should be consumed in moderation.
  9. Canned Foods: Foods stored in copper containers or canned with copper additives may leach copper into the food, so it’s advisable to avoid canned foods whenever possible.
  10. Beverages: Certain beverages, such as tap water from copper pipes or copper-containing supplements, should be avoided or checked for copper content.

This list is meant to serve as It’s important for individuals taking Cuprimine to work closely with their healthcare providers and a registered dietitian to develop a personalized diet plan that restricts copper intake while still meeting nutritional needs. Monitoring copper levels through blood and urine tests is also essential to ensure that dietary restrictions are effective in managing the condition.

What is the cost of Cuprimine?

Your cost will be determined by many factors. Namely, whether or not you have insurance and what type of plan coverage you’ve selected. The best way to get your exact cost for this medication is to call us. Someone on our team will help you achieve the lowest price possible. Call (800)-496-6111 to get your price.