What is Auranofin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Ridaura


Auranofin is a gold compound, used in the management of the active stage of classic or definite rheumatoid arthritis. Also for psoriatic arthritis, and as adjunctive or alternative therapy for pemphigus.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Rheumatoid arthritis 3 1
Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus 2 0
Autoimmune disease undefined 1 1
Lyme disease 1 0
Systemic lupus erythematosus 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Auranofin

Side effect Patients Percentage
Nausea 1

Why patients stopped taking Auranofin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Auranofin


Stopped taking Auranofin

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Auranofin after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 1
Prednisone (Prednisone Intensol) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Auranofin.