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In the US, Auranofin (auranofin systemic) is a member of the drug class antirheumatics and is used to treat Felty's Syndrome, Pemphigus, Psoriatic Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Anti-inflammatory agent

Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug, DMARD

Chemical Name

(1-tio-β-D-glucopyranosato)(trietylphosphine)gold 2,3,4,6-tetraacetate (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Auranofinum (Latin)
  • Auranofin (German)
  • Auranofine (French)
  • Auranofina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Auranofin (OS: USAN, JAN, DCIT, BAN)
  • Auranofine (OS: DCF)
  • SKF D-39162 (IS)
  • UNII-3H04W2810V (IS)
  • Auranofin (PH: JP XVI)

Brand Names

  • Goldar
    Zydus Cadila, India
  • Grelyse
    Daito, Japan
  • Ridaura
    Abcur, Sweden; Astellas, Italy; Astellas, Portugal; BNM Group, New Zealand; GlaxoSmithKline, Japan; Mercury Pharma, Australia; Mercury Pharma, Finland; Mercury Pharmaceuticals, Austria; Prometheus, United States; Recordati, Spain; Tianjin SmithKline & French, China; Vianex, Greece
  • Rizast
    Sawai Seiyaku, Japan


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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