Gold Sodium Thiomalate
Toxic Reaction Risk
- Physicians planning to use Gold Sodium Thiomalate should thoroughly familiarize themselves with its toxicity and its benefits. The possibility of toxic reactions should always be explained to the patient before starting therapy.
- Patients should be warned to report promptly any symptoms suggesting toxicity.
- Before each injection of this drug, the physician should review the results of laboratory work, and see the patient to determine the presence or absence of adverse reactions since some of these can be severe or even fatal.
Patient Counseling Information
Updated January 2018