Auranofin contains gold, which can build up in the blood and become toxic. Report any symptom suggesting toxicity (rash, mouth sores, persistent diarrhea, indigestion, metallic taste, unusual bleeding or bruising, itching, blood in the urine, fainting) to your health care provider immediately.
Managing rheumatoid arthritis in patients who do not respond to or are intolerant of other medicines.
Auranofin is an antirheumatic agent. The way Auranofin works is not fully understood.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Auranofin . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Auranofin . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Auranofin may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Auranofin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Auranofin .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Abdominal pain; constipation; diarrhea; gas; inflammation of the eye, mouth, or skin; itching; loose stools; nausea; stomach pain; vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bleeding disorder; blood in the urine; fainting; indigestion; itching; metallic taste; mouth sores; peeling skin; persistent diarrhea; purple blotches or other unusual skin spots; rash; shortness of breath; sore throat; unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual weakness.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include diarrhea; fever; nausea; skin disorders (hives and severe itching); vomiting.Proper storage of Auranofin :
Store Auranofin at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Auranofin out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Auranofin . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.