auranofin - oral, Ridaura

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GENERIC NAME: AURANOFIN - ORAL (aw-RAN-o-fin)

BRAND NAME(S): Ridaura

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WARNING: This medication can cause serious (sometimes fatal) side effects, including blood cell problems (e.g., anemia, low white blood cells/platelets), kidney problems, rash, itching, mouth sores/irritation (stomatitis), or persistent diarrhea. Low white blood cells can increase your risk of infection. See Side Effects section for more details. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of these side effects.

Your doctor will be closely monitoring certain lab tests (e.g., white blood cells, platelets) before you start therapy and before he or she prescribes refills of your prescription. It is important that you keep all medical/lab appointments

USES: This medication is used as part of a complete treatment program including non-drug therapies (e.g., rest, physical therapy) to treat active rheumatoid arthritis. It is used to treat patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis who have not responded to or cannot take other medications. Auranofin is a gold compound.Auranofin is not a true pain reliever (e.g., like aspirin) but it is thought to decrease pain that occurs with arthritis by decreasing inflammation. It is known as a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD). It decreases morning stiffness and pain/swelling in joints and can increase grip strength.

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