Baricitinib (Oral Route)

Name: Baricitinib (Oral Route)

US Brand Name

  1. Olumiant

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Breastfeeding

There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Other Interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Anemia (blood disease) or
  • Infection, history of or
  • Neutropenia (blood disease) or
  • Lymphopenia (blood disease) or
  • Stomach or bowel problems (eg, blockage, diverticulitis, perforation, ulcers), history of—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
  • Hepatitis B, history of or
  • Hepatitis C, history of or
  • Herpes zoster infection or
  • Tuberculosis, active or history of or
  • Weakened immune system—May cause side effects to become worse.
  • Infection, active or
  • Kidney disease, severe or
  • Liver disease, severe—Use is not recommended in patients with these conditions.
  • Kidney disease, moderate—Use with caution. The effects may be increased because of slower removal of the medicine from the body.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (extended-release tablets):
    • For rheumatoid arthritis:
      • Adults—2 milligrams (mg) once a day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
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