Aurothioglucose contains gold, which can build up in the blood and cause toxic reactions. 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.
Treating rheumatoid arthritis that cannot be adequately controlled by other medicines. Aurothioglucose is used in combination with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Aurothioglucose is an antirheumatic agent. It works by suppressing or preventing swelling and slowing cartilage and bone destruction.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Aurothioglucose . 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 Aurothioglucose . 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 Aurothioglucose 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 Aurothioglucose 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 Aurothioglucose .
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:
Changes in heartbeat; changes in skin color; cough; diarrhea; dizziness; fever; flushing; gas; gum disease; hives; nausea; purple blotches or other skin spots; rash; shortness of breath; skin inflammation; sore throat; unusual weakness; upper respiratory tract infection; vaginal infection; 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 problems; blood in the urine; changes in heartbeat; fainting; indigestion; itching; metallic taste; mouth sores; persistent diarrhea; unusual bleeding or bruising; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
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; hives; nausea; severe itching; vomiting.Proper storage of Aurothioglucose :
Store Aurothioglucose below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C). Do not freeze. Protect from light. Store in carton until contents are used. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Aurothioglucose out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Aurothioglucose . 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.