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General Information on Tiopronin

Generic Name : Tiopronin

Pronunciation :  tye-oh-PROE-nin

Latest prescription information about Tiopronin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Antiurolithic

Trade Names/Brand Names of Tiopronin

International- Thiola.

Why is Tiopronin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a chelating agent, prescribed for preventing kidney stone formation.  It works by removing extra cystine from the urine.

When should Tiopronin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity, a prior history of developing anemia or low white blood cell or platelet counts after taking this medication, and in pregnant women.

What is the dosage of Tiopronin?

Adults— The recommended initial dose is 800 milligrams (mg) a day, divided into three doses.

How should Tiopronin be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating.

What are the warnings and precautions for Tiopronin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of anemia, bleeding in the lungs, low white blood cells and platelet counts, muscle weakness, any allergy, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

• It should not be used in children less than 9 years old.

• Follow the diet and exercise program as directed by your physician.

What are the side effects of Tiopronin?

Loss of appetite, change in taste, diarrhea, dryness of skin, , nausea, soft stools, stomach bloating or pain, vomiting, wrinkling skin.

What are the other precautions for Tiopronin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Tiopronin?

Store at 25°C.

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