PRECAUTIONS: Before using gold sodium thiomalate injection, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to any other gold or heavy metal compound; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: history of reaction to gold compound (e.g., blood disorders, kidney problems, lung problems, severe rash, stomach/intestinal problems), SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood circulation problems (e.g., chest pain, heart attack, stroke), blood disorders (e.g., bleeding problems, bone marrow depression), colitis/inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, eczema, heart problems (e.g., congestive heart failure), certain lung problem (fibrosis), very high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, recent radiation therapy.This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Consult your doctor for more details.This medication passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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