What is Ridaura 3mg used for?Chemical Name: AURANOFIN (au-RANE-oh-fin)
Ridaura is used, with rest and nondrug therapy, to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Auranofin is not exactly a pain reliever, but it is thought to decrease pain that occurs with arthritis by decreasing inflammation. It also reduces morning stiffness and pain as well as swelling in joints. It can also strengthen grip.
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Ridaura 3 mg capsules contain 3 mg auranofin as an active ingredient.
The inactive ingredients include:
- Benzyl alcohol
- Cetylpyridinium chloride
- D&C Red No. 33
- FD&C Blue No. 1
- FD&C Red No. 40
- FD&C Yellow No. 6
- Magnesium stearate
- Sodium lauryl sulfate
- Sodium starch glycolate
- Titanium dioxide
The usual adult dosage of Ridaura (auranofin) is 6 mg daily, given as 3 mg twice. The initial dosage should not exceed 6 mg daily as it can increase the chances of diarrhea. If there is no or inadequate response to the initial dosage after six months, an increase to 9 mg (3 mg three times daily) may be tolerated. Store the medicine in a cool, dry place.
Do not take the medication if you have or have had any of the following medical conditions such as severe liver problems, progressive kidney disease, a severe blood disorder, bone marrow disorder. Let your doctor know of your medical history or if you are allergic to auranofin, gold or any other heavy metal. Ridaura should not be taken during pregnancy or when breastfeeding as it may harm the child.
Protect your skin when you are in the sun, especially between 10 am and 3 pm. If you are outdoors, wear protective clothing and use a 30+ SPF sunscreen. As Ridaura may cause your skin to be much more sensitive to sunlight than it is normally, this could cause a skin rash, itching, redness, or severe sunburn.
Side effects that may occur while taking this medication include:
- Metallic taste
- Loose stools or diarrhea
- Stomach pain
- Upset stomach
- Hair loss
This medication may also cause mouth/lip/throat sores (stomatitis). Tell your doctor if you notice a metallic taste in your mouth.
Product Code: 1781
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