Prometheus Laboratories | Auranofin (Medication)
Auranofin is used as part of a complete treatment program including non-drug therapies - rest, physical therapy to treat patients with active rheumatoid arthritis have not responded to or cannot take other medications. Although is not a true pain reliever such as aspirin, it decrease pain that occurs with arthritis by decreasing inflammation. ...
Like any medicine, among to its needed effects, Auranofin can cause side effects. Most common include:metallic taste; loose stools or diarrhea; stomach pain; upset stomach; vomiting; gas; or hair loss. If any of these persist or get worse, call your doctor.
Other more serious side effects, which need immediately medical care are:an allergic reaction - difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; bloody or tarry stools; itching; skin rash; sore throat; mouth sores; fever; chills; unusual bruising or bleeding; blood in the urine; and fatigue.
Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you have any type of allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:heart, kidney, or liver disease; diabetes; bleeding problems; inflammatory bowel disease; colitis; rash; eczema; systemic lupus erythematosus; or a history of bone marrow depression.
Avoid alcohol while using this medication and wear protective clothing and sunscreen when you are exposed to sun.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor advice. ...