Drug ID: 1d00000138
Drug Name: Auranofin
Generic Names: Goldar | Ridaura
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Recommended Dose: The usual adult dosage is 3 mg twice daily.
Recommended In: This medication is an antirheumatic agent, prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis. This medication reduces the effects of inflammatory process in the body.
Directions For Use: It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Storage: Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
Dosage Forms: Tablet
Side Effects: Gastrointestinal - Diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and constipation.
Skin - Rash, itching and hair loss.
Eye - Eye infections.
Blood - Anemia and decreased white blood cells and platelets.
Liver - Elevated liver enzyme levels.
In Case of Overdose: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Avoid If: Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, kidney or liver disease, sugar, bleeding problems, inflammatory bowel disease, rash, eczema, systemic lupus erythematosus, bone marrow depression, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid exposure to sunlight.
Take full course of treatment as directed by your physician.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Contraindicated in patients with blood disorder, inflammatory bowel disease, skin lesions and hypersensitivity.
Drug Interaction: Consult your pharmacist for possible drug interactions.