trientine hydrochloride(redirected from triethylenetetramine dihydrochloride)
tri·en·tine hy·dro·chlor·ide(trī'en-tēn hī'drō-klōr'īd),
A chelating agent used to remove excess copper from the body in Wilson disease.
Synonym(s): triethylenetetramine dihydrochloride
an oral medication for treatment of an inherited defect in copper metabolism (Wilson's disease).
indications It is prescribed for the relief of symptoms of Wilson's disease for people who cannot tolerate penicillamine.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects The most serious side effects are possible iron deficiency and hypersensitivity reactions.