Auranofin - Drug Information

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General Information on Auranofin

Generic Name : Auranofin

Pronunciation : au rane' oh fin

Latest prescription information about Auranofin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Antirheumatics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Auranofin

India : 

International : 

Goldar, Ridaura

Why is Auranofin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antirheumatic agent, prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis. This medication reduces the effects of inflammatory process in the body.  

When should Auranofin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with blood disorder, inflammatory bowel disease, skin lesions and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Auranofin?

The usual adult dosage is 3 mg twice daily.

How should Auranofin be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Auranofin?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, kidney or liver disease, sugar, bleeding problems, inflammatory bowel disease, rash, eczema, systemic lupus erythematosus, bone marrow depression, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid exposure to sunlight.
Take full course of treatment as directed by your physician.

What are the side effects of Auranofin?

   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and constipation.
   Skin : Rash, itching and hair loss.
   Eye : Eye infections.
   Blood : Anemia and decreased white blood cells and platelets.
   Liver : Elevated liver enzyme levels.

What are the other precautions for Auranofin?

Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the storage conditions of Auranofin?

Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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