Gold Sodium Thiomalate
Gold sodium thiomalate is an anti-inflammatory drug that is made out of gold. It is prescribed to patients who have rheumatoid arthritis in order to reduce inflammation, pain, tenderness and stiffness associated with the disease.
This medication can be toxic. Patients should notify their doctors immediately if they have any symptoms of a toxic reaction such as:
- Soreness in the mouth
- Diarrhea (especially if it is bloody)
- Excessive or easy bruising or bleeding
Patients who are on this medication should minimize their exposure to sunlight. Some patients’ skin turns bluish-gray if exposed to sunlight while on this medication.