Auranofin is a form of gold that reduces some of the effects of the inflammatory process in the body. Auranofin is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Auranofin is usually given when other medications have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms. Auranofin will not reverse any cartilage or joint damage that has already occurred in your body. Auranofin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Ridaura is an antirheumatic agent that manages rheumatoid arthritis in patients that are intolerant of other drugs. Ridaura is a gold compound that works as part of a complete treatment program including non-drug therapies like; physical therapy, and a rest. This drug should be included in an overall baseline program not to mention non-drug therapies.