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How to use this medication
Gold is given once a week by a trained nurse. When it is working well the dose may be given every two to four weeks.
Gold does not work right away. It can take 3 months before you start feeling the effects of gold.
What you need to do
Some people can develop a rash or itchiness while taking gold. Let your doctor know if this happens.
When taking gold, your blood & urine should be tested regularly. These tests are done EVERY WEEK to start. If you are not having problems, blood and urine tests can be done EVERY MONTH. It is important to make sure gold isn’t harming your kidneys or affecting your blood counts.
Severe reactions can occur when myochrisine is given to patients taking ACE-inhibitors. These reactions can include severe lowering of blood pressure, flushing, nausea, and fainting. Read more …
Side effects & important things to know
Some patients feel weak, faint, dizzy, or sick after receiving a gold injection. This usually goes away after you lie down for a few minutes. Severe reactions can occur in patients taking ACE-inhibitors.
Some patients have aching muscles or joints after an injection. Let your doctor know if this is severe.
Gold has not been studied in pregnancy. Gold has been used safely during pregnancy. Let your doctor know if you are planning to get pregnant or if you are breastfeeding.
Other very rare side effects
When should I call my doctor
- If you feel sick and want to stop
- If you are concerned about any side effects
Other Reasons to Call your Doctor:
Other important information
You can simply stop taking gold. You do not need to wean off. Let your doctor know if you stop the medication.