Syprine is a chelating agent belonging to a class of drugs known as antidotes. Chelating agents are capable of removing heavy metals in the body such as mercury, copper, and lead. Syprine is used in the treatment of Wilson's disease among patients who cannot be administered penicillamine. Syprine works by binding itself to copper to help in removing this metal from the blood.
Drug Name: Syprine
Generic name: Trientine hydrochloride