What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Auranofin?

(au RANE oh fin)

• This medicine is used to treat arthritis.

• It may take 3 months to see the full effect.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Anemia, low white blood cell count, and low platelet count.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Belly pain.

• Not hungry.

• Diarrhea.

• Mouth irritation. Frequent mouth care with a soft toothbrush or cotton swabs...