Cysteamine is a radiation-protective agent that oxidizes in air to form cystamine. It can be given intravenously or orally to treat radiation sickness. The bitartrate and hydrochloride salt forms are indicated for the treatment of neuropathic cystinosis in patients 6 years old and older. Cysteamine is marketed under several brand names such as Cystaran, Procysbi, and Cystagon.
Given intravenously or orally to treat radiation sickness. The bitartrate salts (Cystagon and Procysbi) have been used for the oral treatment of nephropathic cystinosis and cystinurea. The hydrochloride salt (Cystaran) is indicated for the treatment of corneal cystine crystal accumulation in cystinosis patients.
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