Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Copper (cupric chloride injection) is an additive to intravenous solutions for total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is indicated for use as a supplement to intravenous solutions given for total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Administration helps to maintain copper serum levels and to prevent depletion of endogenous stores and subsequent deficiency symptoms. Copper has no known side effects.
For the adult receiving TPN, the suggested additive dosage of copper is 0.5 to 1.5 mg copper/day (1.25 to 3.75 mL/day). For pediatric patients, the suggested additive dosage of copper is 20 mcg copper/kg/day (0.05 mL/kg/day). Copper may interact with ascorbic acid in total parenteral nutrition solutions. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using copper; it is unknown how it would affect a fetus. It is unknown if copper passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Copper (cupric chloride injection) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.