Your doctor should check your progress at regular visits to make sure trientine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects. Laboratory tests may be needed. This will allow your doctor to change your dose, if necessary.
During the first month of treatment, you may need to take your temperature each night. Tell your doctor if you develop a fever or skin rash.
Do not take copper or iron preparations or any other mineral supplements within 2 hours of taking trientine. This includes any vitamin preparation that contains minerals.
If a capsule breaks open and the contents touch your skin, wash the area right away with water. Trientine may cause a rash.