What are gold injections?
Gold injections, also known by the brand name Myocrisin, are made from a compound called sodium aurothiomalate, which contains gold. They belong to a group of drugs known as disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Rather than simply treating your symptoms, these drugs dampen down the activity of your immune system and reduce the risk of long-term joint damage.
Gold injections are no longer being made. If you’re on gold injections and are worried about how this may affect you, ask your rheumatologist for advice. They’ll be able to talk you through alternative treatments.
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