Important Facts About Olumiant® (O-loo-mē·ant). It is also known as baricitinib.
Olumiant is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have tried at least one other medicine called a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonist that did not work well enough or could not be tolerated. The medicine comes in a tablet and is taken orally.
Serious infections, including tuberculosis (TB), shingles, and others caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses. Some people have died from these infections. Olumiant can make you more likely to get infections or make them worse. Your doctor should test for TB before starting Olumiant and watch for TB symptoms during treatment. You should not start Olumiant if you have any kind of infection unless your doctor tells you it is okay. While taking Olumiant, tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of an infection, such as:
The most common side effects of Olumiant include:
These are not all the possible side effects of Olumiant. Tell your doctor if you have any side effects. You can report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Before you use Olumiant, tell your doctor if you:
Are taking other medicines, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor, if you take a medicine called probenecid or any other medicines to treat rheumatoid arthritis. For example, you should not take any of the following medicines while taking Olumiant since this may increase your risk of infection:
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This summary provides basic information about Olumiant but does not include all information known about this medicine. Read the information that comes with your prescription each time your prescription is filled. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor. Be sure to talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider about Olumiant and how to take it. Your doctor is the best person to help you decide if Olumiant is right for you.
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