People with Wilson’s disease should also avoid using copper containers for cooking, serving, or storing food.1,3,5
Tap water that runs through copper pipes or comes from a well may contain higher copper levels. Water should be run for a while before using, as this will reduce any copper residues to acceptable levels.1,3,5
Talk to your doctor before taking a multivitamin. If they approve, ask your pharmacist to recommend one that does not contain copper. You should also discuss any other dietary supplements or herbal preparations you are taking or would like to take, to make sure they will not interact with your medications or worsen problems in your liver.3,6
If you are a woman with Wilson’s disease and pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, you should ask your obstetrician to consult with your Wilson’s disease specialist before prescribing prenatal vitamins.6
As trientine has been found to reduce iron levels in the blood, your doctor may prescribe you iron supplements. As iron and trientine may inhibit the absorption of each other, iron supplements should be taken two hours after taking trientine.7,8
It is essential to read the information that is provided with all medicines and follow your healthcare professional’s advice when it comes to any potential sources of copper or drug interactions that could be harmful to you.