Aurothioglucose | definition of aurothioglucose by Medical dictionary
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a gold preparation used in the treatment of early active rheumatoid arthritis
(both adult and juvenile types) not controlled by nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, rest, and physical therapy; administered intramuscularly.
Organic compound of gold injected intramuscularly in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus.
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In vivo effects of aurothioglucose
and sodium thioglucose on rat tissue sulfhydryls and plasma sulfhydryl reactivity.
There is limited human pregnancy experience with the gold compounds--auranofin (Ridaura), aurothioglucose
(Solganal), and gold sodium thiomalate (Aurolate)--but the animal data suggest the risk for developmental toxicity is low.
Smith and Levander to test two gold-containing compounds, aurothiomalate and aurothioglucose
. Both are prescribed to treat rheumatoid arthritis in people.