Side effects of copper may include: stomach ache, cramps, nausea, and vomiting. Copper poisoning is rare and it may cause severe side effects including bloody diarrhea, low blood pressure, low numbers of blood cells, high amount of nitrogen waste in the body, circulatory collapse (sudden failure of the blood pumping system), sporadic fevers, and jaundice.
Copper can interact with some medications. It decreases the absorption of penicillamine. You should separate dose times of copper and penicillamine by at least 2 hours. Consult your health care provider if you have any questions.
Copper supplements made from copper HAP or HVP chelate should only be used by adults.
You should avoid copper if you are allergic to copper.
You should not take copper if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Consult your health care provider if you have any questions.
Before taking any new medications, including natural health products, speak to your physician, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Tell your health care provider about any natural health products you may be taking.