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Auranofin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on Mar 12, 2011
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Information about 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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Antirheumatics
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Auranofin

India : 

International : 

Goldar, Ridaura
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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.  
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When should Auranofin not be taken? (Contraindications)

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

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 for 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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