Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Ridaura


The gold compounds are used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. They may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

In addition to the helpful effects of this medicine in treating your medical problem, it has side effects that can be very serious. Before you take this medicine, you should discuss with your doctor the good that this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.

Auranofin is available only with your doctor's prescription. The other gold compounds are given by your health care professional.

Schering-Plough discontinued aurothioglucose in May 2002.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsule