Penicillamine is a chelating agent. It attaches to other chemicals in the body, which aids in their removal. Penicillamine is used to remove excess copper associated with Wilson's disease. It is also used to reduce cystine in the urine and to treat severe rheumatoid arthritis. Penicillamine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Depen is a disease-modifying antirheumatic medication that is used in removing excess copper that is linked to Wilson's disease. It is a chelating agent that attaches itself to other chemicals in body thereby aiding in the removal of those chemicals. Depen is also used to treat severe rheumatoid arthritis and reduce cystine in urine.