Auranofin tablets 3 mg for rheumatoid arthritis (Ridaura)
What are Auranofin tablets 3 mg for rheumatoid arthritis (Ridaura)?
Auranofin is a of gold salt and a popular antirheumatic drug. While it does not treat the reason of the disease, it improves the symptoms in the following ways:
- bringing the abnormalities of immune function closer to normal,
- decreasing inflammation of joints,
- decreasing swelling of joints,
- improving morning stiffness,
- decreasing pain and allowing to use fewer oral painkillers.
Auranofin is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, particularly in cases of severe disease when a patient does not respond to other treatment or cannot take other medications. While it may cause some gastrointestinal side effects, it’s significantly safe than injectable gold thiolates like gold sodium thiomalate and gold thioglucose due to its oral bioavailability.
Active principles: auranofin
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan
Indications: treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
How to take
Adults should take 1 tablet (3 mg of auranofin) at a time, 2 times a day after meals in the morning and evening. The maximum dosage is 2 tablets (6 mg) a day, it should not be exceeded.
Contraindications: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Please note that this drug is slow-acting. The effect usually appears after 1-3 months of treatment, but in some cases, the effect is seen after 6 months. The patient should take it continuously for at least 3 months.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patients needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.