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- What is aurothioglucose, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for aurothioglucose?
- Is aurothioglucose available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for aurothioglucose?
- What are the side effects of aurothioglucose?
- What is the dosage for aurothioglucose?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with aurothioglucose?
- Is aurothioglucose safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about aurothioglucose?
What is the dosage for aurothioglucose?
The usual initial adult dose is 10 mg followed by 25 mg for the second and third doses, then 50 mg weekly until 0.8 to1 g has been administered. The usual dose for children is one-fourth of the adult dose of aurothioglucose, exceeding 25 mg per dose.
Which drugs or supplements interact with aurothioglucose?
The concurrent use of penicillamine (Cuprimine, Depen) and aurothioglucose should be avoided as the combination decreases the levels and efficacy of both drugs due to chelation (binding) of the gold salt to the penicillamine.
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