gold sodium thiomalate; aurothiomalate, Myochrysine (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies in pregnant women. Gold sodium thiomalate should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit to the mother justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

NURSING MOTHERS: Gold sodium thiomalate has been found in the breast milk of nursing mothers. Due to the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, decisions should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common adverse reaction to gold sodium thiomalate is dermatitis (skin inflammation), pruritus (itching), stomatitis (inflammation affecting the structures in the mouth such as cheeks, gums, tongue, lips, throat). Because gold sodium thiomalate can cause serious kidney and bone marrow problems, all patients require regular monitoring with blood and urine tests.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/31/2013

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