Aurolate


Akorn Pharmaceuticals | Aurolate (Medication)


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This medication is used as part of a complete treatment program to treat active rheumatoid arthritis, including non-drug therapies (e. g. , rest, physical therapy). It is used to treat patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis who have not responded to or cannot take other medications.

This medicine is injected into a muscle by a healthcare professional, usually in the buttock. You will need to lie down during your injection and for 10 minutes afterward to lower the risk of side effects such as dizziness. ...

Side Effect:

This medication may cause mouth/lip/throat sores (stomatitis). Tell your doctor if you notice a metallic taste in your mouth. This could be the first sign of stomatitis. Flushing, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, weakness, and sweating may occur soon after the injection. Increased joint pain may occur 1-2 days after your injection. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. ...

Precaution:

This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.

Before using Aurolate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to gold sodium thiomalate or to any other gold or heavy metal compound; or if you have any other allergies.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. This medication passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. ...