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General Information on Gold Sodium Thiomalate

Generic Name : Gold Sodium Thiomalate

Pronunciation : Gold SO-dee-um thye-oh-MAH-late

Latest prescription information about Gold Sodium Thiomalate. 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 Gold Sodium Thiomalate

International Myochrysine.

Why is Gold Sodium Thiomalate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antirheumatic agent, prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis.  

When should Gold Sodium Thiomalate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe metal toxicity, lupus erythematosus, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Gold Sodium Thiomalate?

Dosage schedule: 1st Injection- 10mg.
2nd Injection- 25mg.
3rd Injection- 25 to 50mg.

How should Gold Sodium Thiomalate be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Gold Sodium Thiomalate?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, heart failure, circulation disorders, high blood pressure, liver or kidney impairment, recently had radiation therapy, skin disorder, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

Avoid exposure to sunlight.

What are the side effects of Gold Sodium Thiomalate?

   Skin : Skin inflammation, itching, gray-blue skin pigmentation.
   Eye and ENT : Mouth ulcer, corneal gold deposition, corneal ulceration, eye inflammation, metallic taste.
   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, nausea, jaundice, ulcer, GI bleeding, difficulty in swallowing, abdominal pain and cramping.
   Genitourinary : Protein in the urine and blood in urine.
   Blood : Anemia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.
   Respiratory : Lung inflammation and infection.
   Miscellaneous : Shock.

What are the other precautions for Gold Sodium Thiomalate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Gold Sodium Thiomalate?

Store at 20 to 25C. Protect from light.

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