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a gold-containing compound that is a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug used to treat active rheumatoid arthritis, usually that not adequately controlled by nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, or nondrug therapy such as physical therapy; administered orally.
auranofin/au·ran·o·fin/ (aw-ran´ah-fin) a gold-containing compound used in the treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis.
A gold-containing compound used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
an oral gold disease-modifying antirheumatoid drug.
indications It can be prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, but is generally not first line therapy.
contraindications Auranofin is contraindicated for patients who have disorders that are caused by or aggravated by medicines containing gold or who have impaired kidney function.
adverse effects Among the most severe adverse effects are diarrhea, loose stools, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, rash, pruritus, stomatitis, anemia, leukopenia, granulocytopenia, thrombocytopenia, eosinophilia, proteinemia, hematuria, and elevated liver enzyme levels.
auranofinA gold preparation that can be taken by mouth for the treatment of RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. A brand name is Ridaura.
a compound containing 29% gold; used orally in chrysotherapy in dogs and cats.