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Heavy metal chelating agentDL-Penicillamine is used as an antirheumatic. It also serves as a chelating agent for heavy metals. Further, it is used in the treatment of Wilson's desease, Cystinuria, Scleroderma and arsenic poisoning.
Metal chelating agent.
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Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H319-H335
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P280h-P305+P351+P338
Wear protective gloves/clothing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.