AURANOFIN - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Ridaura
Phonetic Pronunciation: (awe-RAN-oh-fin)
Information last revised September 2010
What does AURANOFIN-ORAL look like?
Ridaura 3 mg Cap
This medication is used as part of a complete treatment program including non-drug therapies (e.g., rest, physical therapy) to treat active rheumatoid arthritis. It is used to treat patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis who have not responded to or cannot take other medications. Auranofin is a gold compound. Auranofin is not a true pain reliever (e.g., like aspirin) but it is thought to decrease pain that occurs with arthritis by decreasing inflammation. It is known as a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD). It decreases morning stiffness and pain/swelling in joints and can increase grip strength.
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