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Myochrysine Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using gold sodium thiomalate (Myochrysine)?

You should not use this medication if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a gold medication, or if you have:

  • lupus;
  • if you are severely debilitated; or
  • if you are also using penicillamine (Cuprimine, Depen).

To make sure gold sodium thiomalate is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have any of these conditions:

  • kidney disease;
  • liver disease;
  • heart disease, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure;
  • circulation problems or a history of stroke;
  • cancer;
  • diabetes;
  • malaria;
  • a blood cell disorder such as anemia or low levels of platelets in your blood; or
  • a history of allergic reaction or blood cell problems caused by any medication.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether gold sodium thiomalate will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

Gold sodium thiomalate passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing infant. Gold sodium thiomalate is not recommended for use during breast-feeding. Do not take gold sodium thiomalate without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How is gold sodium thiomalate given (Myochrysine)?

Your doctor will perform blood or urine tests to make sure you do not have other conditions that would prevent you from safely receiving gold sodium thiomalate.

Gold sodium thiomalate is injected into a muscle. You will receive this injection in a clinic setting.

Gold sodium thiomalate is usually given once every 1 to 4 weeks, depending on your response to the medication. Follow your doctor's dosing instructions very carefully.

Your doctor may want you to lie down for at least 10 minutes after each injection.

It may take up to 8 weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep receiving the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 6 weeks of treatment.

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