How to Take Auranofin and Dose of Auranofin


Find out how to take Auranofin (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Auranofin


How it should be taken  

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

Dosage & When it is to be taken

The usual adult dosage is 3 mg twice daily.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

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

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

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

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

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.

Storage Conditions  

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

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