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Clinical adverse events on oral gold

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

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  • Rash

Often non-specific erythematous dry & itchy. Stop drug if severe, consider using 1% hydrocortisone and/or antihistamines. Consider other causes. If mild re-introduce when settled.

  • Mouth ulcers/Stomatitis

Stop if severe, reduce dose if mild/moderate. Consider carbenoxalone or difflam mouth washes. Consider other causes.

  • diarrhoea

Reduce dose, add fibre to diet. Stop if unacceptable

  • Nausea

Reduce dose, take with food. Stop if unacceptable.

  • Abdominal pain

Reduce dose, add fibre to diet, consider other causes. Stop if unacceptable.

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