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Mercaptyl Brand names, Mercaptyl Analogs

Mercaptyl Brand Names Mixture

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Mercaptyl Chemical_Formula


Mercaptyl RX_link

Mercaptyl fda sheet

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Mercaptyl msds (material safety sheet)

Mercaptyl MSDS

Mercaptyl Synthesis Reference

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Mercaptyl Molecular Weight

149.212 g/mol

Mercaptyl Melting Point

198.5 oC

Mercaptyl H2O Solubility

1.11E+005 mg/L

Mercaptyl State


Mercaptyl LogP


Mercaptyl Dosage Forms

Capsule; Tablet

Mercaptyl Indication

For treatment of Wilson's disease, cystinuria and active rheumatoid arthritis

Mercaptyl Pharmacology

Penicillamine is a chelating agent used in the treatment of Wilson's disease. It is also used to reduce cystine excretion in cystinuria and to treat patients with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis unresponsive to conventional therapy. Penicillamine is used as a form of immunosuppression to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It works by reducing numbers of T-lymphocytes, inhibiting macrophage function, decreasing IL-1, decreasing rheumatoid factor, and preventing collagen from cross-linking. Its use in Wilson's disease, a rare genetic disorder of copper metabolism, relies on its binding to accumulated copper and elimination through urine.

Mercaptyl Absorption

rapidly but incompletely

Mercaptyl side effects and Toxicity

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Mercaptyl Patient Information

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Mercaptyl Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals