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Can a person suffering from Wilson's disease take multivitamins?

Q: Can a person suffering from Wilson's disease use Becosules-Z or Zincovite instead of D-penicillamine and Galzin as a chelating agent to reduce copper stock in the body? The patient is also taking Maccobal-500 and diet with less copper as a maintenance treatment.

A:No medicine can replace specific treatment of Wilson's disease with penicillamine. It is very dangerous to depend on multivitamins mentioned by you. High copper levels if not managed can lead to serious problems with many organs of the body notably brain.

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