Which medications in the drug class Nutrients are used in the treatment of Wilson Disease?

Updated: Feb 14, 2019
  • Author: Richard K Gilroy, MBBS, FRACP; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Nutrients

Nutrients are essential to normal growth and development, and they play a role in many metabolic processes.

Zinc (Galzin)

Zinc is a cofactor for more than 70 types of enzymes. It is approved for patients initially treated with a chelating agent. It should be used for maintenance after initial chelation therapy. Zinc acetate is the drug of choice in presymptomatic, pregnant, pediatric populations, and in some instance for maintenance in compliant patients who have undergone copper chelation therapy. It is a second-line therapy in patients with neurologic manifestations who do not tolerate chelation as a consequence of deterioration on this therapy.

Pyridoxine (Aminoxin, Pyri-500)

Pyridoxine is involved in synthesis of GABA within the CNS.


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