Without a Prescription
Myocrisin is a pharmaceutical product based on the active ingredient Sodium Aurothiomalate, a substance that helps relieve the inflammation which may occur in the case of patients affected by arthritis. Myocrisin is available under the form of suspension for injections in 10 mg, 20 mg and 50 mg vials.
Myocrisin is commonly prescribed for the relief of inflammation associated with arthritis especially in the case of children - it is a drug prescribed in the therapy of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Also, pediatricians may prescribe Myocrisin for the treatment of patients suffering from Still's disease (another form of arthritis that may affect children). Myocrisin may also be prescribed for patients suffering from other medical conditions that are not listed in this guide - if you are not suffering from any of the above conditions and have been prescribed a therapy course with Myocrisin, it is best to consult your prescriber in order to obtain further information on why you should take Myocrisin.
Myocrisin should not be administered to patients that have diabetes, patients that are suffering from severe kidney or liver disorders, who have any severe skin condition or who have a severe blood disorder or a medical history of such affections. Use of Myocrisin is not recommended during pregnancy and breast feeding. In the case of individuals that are allergic to this pharmaceutical product or to any of its ingredients, the prescriber should be informed of the allergy and an alternative therapeutical method should be sought. In order for the examining health care provider to be able to determine what the best medical solution to treating your current affection is, it is recommended to inform him or her about your general health state as well as about your medical history, as some other past or current medical conditions may influence your therapy.
Administration of Myocrisin may only be performed by a trained health care professional such as a doctor or a nurse, as the medicine is administered through an injection in a muscle. After receiving the Myocrisin injection, you should remain under the administering health care professional's observation for a short period of time - typically 30 to 60 minutes are sufficient.
Your prescriber will provide you with the dosage information (the exact medicine dosage that needs to be administered with each injection, the frequency of the injections and the duration of the medication therapy). He or she will take several factors into account when determining the dosage information. These factors are specific to your case, and therefore the medicine dosage that you will be prescribed will not be suited for the treatment of another patient - as you should not use a Myocrisin dosage that has been prescribed for the treatment of a different patient. If you have any questions regarding your medicine dosage, it is best that you ask your prescriber for more detailed information.
As with most drugs and medicines, receiving large doses of Myocrisin may cause an overdose. As such, it is strongly suggested to only employ the prescribed dosage with each injection and to take the medicine at the recommended time intervals. Your personal health care physician is able to provide you with further information on how to recognize the signs and symptoms associated with a Myocrisin overdose. If you have any concerns regarding a possible overdose with Myocrisin, you should consult with your prescriber or you should contact the local poisons center. In severe cases, you may require immediate medical attention - it is best to go to the nearest medical facility offering emergency medical assistance.
As the Myocrisin injections are typically administered by a specialized health care professional, it is unlikely that you will miss any of your medication doses. You should discuss setting up a strict administration schedule with the administering doctor or nurse. However, in certain situations it is possible to miss one or more of your injections. If you accidentally miss a dose, you should contact your doctor and reschedule the injection as soon as possible. If you have missed two or more Myocrisin doses you should contact your supervising health care professional as the therapy course may need to be reconsidered.
Most medicines cause a number of unwanted side effects in a small number of cases. These side effects may be mild to severe, however as long as you use Myocrisin exactly as you have been directed the risk of developing such unwanted effects is greatly reduced.
One of the most severe possible adverse reactions that may appear during your therapy with Myocrisin is an allergic reaction. Hypersensitivity reactions are usually manifested through such signs and symptoms as breathing difficulties caused by a closed throat; rashes, hives or itching; swelling of the face, lips or tongue. If you experience any of these or other symptoms indicating an allergy to Myocrisin or to any of its ingredients you should immediately discontinue your Myocrisin therapy and contact your personal physician.
Other side effects that may appear during your treatment with Myocrisin include (but are not limited to) skin problems such as rashes or irritations, metallic taste sensation, blurred vision or other visual disturbances, jaundice, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and / or diarrhea. This is not a complete list of all the possible Myocrisin side effects. If at any point during your therapy you experience any uncommon symptoms you should check with your physician.
Myocrisin may interact with several other pharmaceutical products, including Aspirin, Penicillamine-based preparations, drugs containing Oxyphen-Butazone or Phenylbutazone, ACE inhibitor class medication. You should inform your prescriber of any other drugs you are currently taking before starting a treatment with Myocrisin.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Myocrisin may also be known as: