Baricitinib

Name: Baricitinib

Pronunciation

(bar i SYE ti nib)

Index Terms

  • Olumiant

Dosage Forms

Excipient information presented when available (limited, particularly for generics); consult specific product labeling.

Tablet, Oral:

Olumiant: 2 mg [contains soybean lecithin]

Brand Names U.S.

  • Olumiant

Pharmacologic Category

  • Antirheumatic Miscellaneous
  • Antirheumatic, Disease Modifying
  • Janus Associated Kinase Inhibitor

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of infection like fever, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, or wound that will not heal.
  • Change in color or size of a mole.
  • A skin lump or growth.
  • Night sweats.
  • Feeling very tired or weak.
  • Tears in the stomach or bowel wall have happened in certain people taking baricitinib. Call your doctor right away if you have swelling or pain in your stomach that is very bad, gets worse, or does not go away. Call your doctor right away if you throw up blood or have throw up that looks like coffee grounds; upset stomach or throwing up that does not go away; or black, tarry, or bloody stools.

What are some other side effects of Baricitinib?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Signs of a common cold.
  • Upset stomach.
  • Cold sores.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Medical Disclaimer

Important Information

Baricitinib affects your immune system. You may get infections more easily, even serious or fatal infections. Call your doctor if you have a fever, chills, aches, tiredness, cough, skin sores, diarrhea, weight loss, or burning when you urinate.

You should not start taking baricitinib if you have any kind of infection. Your doctor may perform tests to make sure you do not have tuberculosis or other infections.

Other uses for this medicine

This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before taking baricitinib,

  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to baricitinib, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in baricitinib tablets. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention the medications listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section or the following: probenecid (Probalan, in Col-Probenecid). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
  • tell your doctor if you have stomach pain that has not been diagnosed or if you have or have ever had diverticulitis (swelling of the lining of the large intestine), anemia, herpes zoster (shingles; a rash that can occur in people who have had chickenpox in the past), or liver or kidney disease.
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking baricitinib, call your doctor.
  • tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while taking baricitinib.
  • tell your doctor if you have recently received or are scheduled to receive any vaccinations. Do not have any vaccinations during your treatment without talking to your doctor.

Brand names

  • Olumiant®
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