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Generic: gold sodium thiomalate
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It is used to treat both adult and juvenile type rheumatoid arthritis
               



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What is this medicine?

GOLD SODIUM THIOMALATE (gold SO dee um thye oh MAH late) lowers the swelling of rheumatoid disease. It is used to treat both adult and juvenile type rheumatoid arthritis. It will not repair any damage to cartilage or bones that has already occured.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • low blood counts, like low white cell, platelet, or red cell counts
  • lupus
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to gold sodium thiomalate, benzyl alcohol, heavy metals, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into a muscle. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • dimercaprol
  • penicillamine

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • medicines to treat cancer

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular checks on your progress. You will need lab work done while you take this medicine.

If you get a rash while taking this medicine call your doctor. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/ booths.

               
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