How does Olumiant work?
Olumiant is a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor. JAK inhibitors help disrupt how cells respond to some cytokines. Cytokines are proteins that allow cells to communicate with each other, and excess cytokines may cause inflammation. In RA, joint inflammation may cause pain, swelling, and tenderness. It is not known which disrupted cytokines are most related to the therapeutic effects of Olumiant.
Olumiant is not indicated for children.