Gold Shots as a Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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Gold Shots

Gold shots for arthritis are a type of treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. The injected medication includes a gold salt compound, not just gold. Gold is a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). Injections of this medication may be given directly into the muscle to manage rheumatoid arthritis inflammation and reduce symptoms such as pain and stiffness. Brand names for gold shots for arthritis include Myochrysine and Solganal, and the generic name is sodium aurothiomalate. Gold shots for arthritis are rarely used today, but were once very common. Gold shots may cause a number of uncomfortable side effects, including a skin rash, and typically take a long time to be effective.

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Last updated on Oct 08 2011 at 02:14
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