Long-term use of penicillamine can cause zinc deficiency.
However, zinc can impair penicillamine absorption, so do not take zinc supplements during the 2 hours before or after your penicillamine dose.
Penicillamine attaches to the mineral iron, which impairs the absorption of both substances.
The solution: If you need iron supplements, do not take them during the 2 hours before or after your penicillamine dose.
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