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Auranofin Coupon - Auranofin 3mg capsule
Auranofin

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AURANOFIN is a gold compound. It is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis when other medicines have not worked. Compare antirheumatics.
Auranofin Coupon - Auranofin 3mg capsule
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Auranofin Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need lab work done every month while you take this medicine.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Gold compounds have been shown to cause tumors and cancer of the kidney when given to animals in large amounts for a long time. However, these effects have not been reported in humans receiving gold compounds for arthritis. If you have any questions about this, check with your doctor.

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Irritation or soreness of tongue—less common with auranofin

metallic taste—less common with auranofin

redness, soreness, swelling, or bleeding of gums—rare with auranofin

skin rash or itching

ulcers, sores, or white spots on lips or in mouth or throat

Less common

Bloody or cloudy urine

hives

Rare

Abdominal or stomach pain, cramping, or burning (severe)

bloody or black, tarry stools

confusion

convulsions (seizures)

coughing, hoarseness, difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath, tightness in chest, or wheezing

dark urine

decreased urination

decreased vision

difficulty in swallowing

feeling of something in the eye

fever

hair loss

hallucinations (hearing, seeing, or feeling things that are not there)

irritation of nose, throat, or upper chest area, possibly with hoarseness or coughing

irritation of vagina

nausea, vomiting, or heartburn (severe and/or continuing)

numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness, especially in the face, hands, arms, or feet

pale stools

painful or difficult urination

pain in lower back, side, or lower abdomen (stomach) area

pain, redness, itching, or tearing of eyes

pinpoint red spots on skin

problems with muscle coordination

red, thickened, or scaly skin

sore throat and fever with or without chills

swelling of face, fingers, ankles, lower legs, or feet

swellings (large) on face, eyelids, mouth, lips, and/or tongue

swollen and/or painful glands

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common with auranofin; rare with injections

Abdominal or stomach cramps or pain (mild or moderate)

bloated feeling, gas, or indigestion (mild or moderate)

decrease or loss of appetite

diarrhea or loose stools

nausea or vomiting (mild or moderate)

Less common

Constipation—with auranofin

joint pain—with

Some patients receiving auranofin have noticed changes in the taste of certain foods. If you notice a metallic taste while receiving any gold compound, check with your doctor as soon as possible. If you notice any other taste changes while you are taking auranofin, it is not necessary to check with your doctor unless you find this effect especially bothersome.

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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