What is the treatment?

With proper drug therapy, disease progression can generally be halted, and usually symptoms can even be improved. The treatment goal is to first remove the copper which has accumulated in the body, and then prevent its re-accumulation. Therapy must be life-long.
Treatment should be adapted to the clinical stage of the disease (pre-symptomatic stage, hepatic presentation, neurological presentation, maintenance therapy, and pregnancy). Patients should consult with their physician to see which drug is most appropriate