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Copper sulfate or elemental copper is indicated for the treatment of copper deficiency and nutritional copper deficiency in adults and children. As an anti-dote, Copper sulfate is also used to treat phosphorus poisoning.

Pharmacodynamics

Elemental copper is essential for the functioning of metalloenzymes such as monoamine oxidase, ceruloplasmin, Zn-Copper SOD, cytochrome-C oxidase, tyrosinase and ferroxidase. Elemental copper is vital for catecholamine metabolism, oxidative phosphorylation, erythropoiesis and free radical scavenging.

Pharmacokinetics

After administration, Copper sulfate is mostly absorbed in the small intestine. Copper sulfate is mostly eliminated via the biliary route and by kidneys to some extent.

Copper sulfate Indications / Copper sulfate Uses

No information available

Copper sulfate Adverse Reactions / Copper sulfate Side Effects

Copper sulfate can cause nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain, abdominal cramps and taste changes (metallic taste).

Precautions

Copper sulphate is contraindicated in patients with chronic renal and/or hepatic failure, Wilson’s disease and biliary obstruction.

Special Precautions

No information available

Other Drug Interactions

Copper sulphate may interact with mega doses of ascorbic acid, D-penicillamine, oral or parenteral zinc supplements, oral iron formulations, trientine chelate copper and molybdenum salts.

Other Interactions

Copper sulphate may interact with foods rich in phytic acid and fructose including raw beans, unleavened bread, soy isolates and grains.

Dosage

Oral
Nutritional deficiency (Adults):
Consider administration of 900 mcg/day. The maximum dose should not exceed 10 mg/day. An adjusted dose may be needed for lactating mothers, pregnant women and hepatic/renal impaired patients.
Nutritional deficiency (Pediatrics):
For children age 6 months, consider administration of 200 mcg/day. For children 7 to 12 months of age, consider 220 mcg/day. For children 1-3 years of age, consider administration of 340 mcg/day. For children 4-8 years of age, prescribe 440 mcg/day. For children 9-13 years of age, consider administration of 700 mcg/day.
Intravenous
For Nutritional deficiency (Adults):
Consider administration of 0.5-1.5 mg/day as an intravenous infusion.
For Nutritional deficiency (Pediatrics):
Consider administration of 20 mcg of Copper sulphate/kg/day.
For Copper deficiency (Adults):
Consider administration of 3 mg/day. 
For Copper deficiency (Pediatrics):
Consider administration of 20-30 mcg of Copper sulphate/kg/day.

Food(before/after)

No information available

List of Contraindications

Copper sulfate and Pregnancy

Safety of Copper sulphate in pregnancy has not been adequately studied. Based on the clinical condition and risk Vs benefits, Copper sulphate treatment can be considered.

Copper sulfate and Lactation

Nursing mothers should consult a physician before taking Copper sulphate.

Copper sulfate and Children

The dosage should be as prescribed by a neonatologist or a pediatrician

Copper sulfate and Geriatic

No information available

Copper sulfate and Other Contraindications

No information available

Storage

No information available

Lab interference

No information available

Copper sulfate brands in India:

Fersolate-CM

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