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Olumiant is a once-daily pill for adults with moderately to severely active RA for whom a TNF inhibitor did not work well enough.

Some people have felt relief as early as 1 week

In clinical studies, people taking Olumiant have seen improvement in the signs and symptoms of their RA. Ask your doctor if Olumiant is right for you.

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Relief as early as 1 week
1 daily pill

If you've struggled with RA in the past, Olumiant may be able to help

If you have tried a TNF inhibitor for RA and haven't noticed enough improvement in your symptoms, Olumiant may be an effective option.

Ease of use

The pill, bottle, and cap were designed with RA patients in mind.

Arthritis Foundation’s Ease-of-Use Commendation awarded to Olumiant’s medicine bottle features

These features have been awarded the Arthritis Foundation's Ease-of-Use Commendation.*

*The Arthritis Foundation's Ease-of-Use Commendation recognizes products tested to help make daily tasks easier for people who have arthritis and other physical limitations.

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How do I take Olumiant?

Olumiant is a once-daily RA treatment available as a 2 mg pill. It’s important to note:

  • Olumiant is not an injection
  • It should be taken exactly as prescribed
  • It can be taken with or without food

Most common side effects

When taking Olumiant, you may experience any of the following common side effects:

  • Upper respiratory tract infections (such as a cold or sinus infection)
  • Nausea
  • Cold sores
  • Shingles

There may be other side effects when taking Olumiant.

Side Effects
Talk with your doctor

Tips for talking with your doctor

Consider asking your doctor the following questions to help you gain a better understanding of Olumiant:

  • How does Olumiant work?
  • What is the most important safety information I should know about Olumiant?
  • How might Olumiant help my RA?
  • How do I take Olumiant and how often do I take it?
INDICATION AND IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Warning: Serious Infections, Cancers and Blood Clots
Warning: Serious Infections, Cancers and Blood Clots

Olumiant is an oral prescription medicine used to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have not responded well enough to or could not tolerate at least one medicine called a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonist. It is not known if Olumiant is safe and effective in children.

  • Serious infections. Olumiant is a medicine that affects your immune system. Olumiant can lower your immune system’s ability to fight infections, which can make you more likely to get infections or make infections worse. Some people have had serious infections while using Olumiant, including tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses that can spread throughout the body. Some people have died from these infections. Your healthcare provider (HCP) should test you for TB before starting Olumiant and watch closely for signs and symptoms of TB during treatment. You should not start Olumiant if you have any kind of infection unless your HCP tells you it is okay. You may be at higher risk of developing shingles. While taking Olumiant, tell your HCP right away if you have symptoms of an infection, including:

    • fever
    • sweating
    • chills
    • muscle aches
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • blood in phlegm
    • weight loss
    • warm, red, or painful skin or sores
    • diarrhea or stomach pain
    • burning with urination or urinating more often than normal
    • feeling very tired
  • Cancer and immune system problems. Olumiant may increase your risk of certain cancers by changing the way your immune system works. Lymphoma and other cancers including skin cancers, can happen in people taking Olumiant.
  • Blood clots in the veins of your legs (deep vein thrombosis, DVT) or lungs (pulmonary embolism, PE) can happen in some people taking Olumiant. This may be life-threatening and cause death. While taking Olumiant, tell your HCP right away if you have any signs and symptoms of blood clots, including swelling, pain or tenderness in the leg, sudden unexplained chest pain, or shortness of breath.
  • Tears in the stomach or intestines can happen to some people taking Olumiant. This happens most often in people who also take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, or methotrexate. While taking Olumiant, tell your HCP right away if you have fever and stomach-area pain that does not go away, and a change in your bowel habits.
  • Changes in laboratory test results. Your HCP should routinely check certain liver tests and should do blood tests before you start and while you take Olumiant to check your lymphocyte (white blood cells), neutrophil (white blood cells), and red blood cell counts. You should not take Olumiant if your blood cell counts are too low or your liver blood tests are too high. Your HCP may stop Olumiant for a period of time if these test results change. Your HCP should check your cholesterol levels approximately 12 weeks after you start Olumiant and as needed after that, as blood cholesterol levels may change.


  • are being treated for an infection, have an infection that won’t go away or keeps coming back, or think you have symptoms of an infection
  • have TB or have been in close contact with someone with TB
  • have had hepatitis B or C
  • live or have lived, or have traveled to certain parts of the country (such as the Ohio and Mississippi River Valleys and the Southwest) with an increased chance for getting certain fungal infections. These infections may happen or become more severe if you use Olumiant.
  • have diabetes, chronic lung disease, HIV, or a weak immune system. People with these conditions have a higher chance for infections while taking Olumiant.
  • have ever had any type of cancer
  • have had blood clots in the veins of your legs or lungs in the past
  • have any stomach-area pain or have been diagnosed with diverticulitis (inflammation in the large intestine) or ulcers in your stomach or intestines
  • have kidney problems, liver problems, or low red or white blood cell counts
  • have recently received or are scheduled to receive a vaccine. People who take Olumiant should not receive live vaccines.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Olumiant will harm an unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Olumiant passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take Olumiant or breastfeed. You should not do both.

Also tell your HCP about all medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your HCP if you take a medicine called probenecid or any medicine to treat rheumatoid arthritis, such as tocilizumab (Actemra®), etanercept (Enbrel®), adalimumab (Humira®), infliximab (Remicade®), rituximab (Rituxan®), abatacept (Orencia®), anakinra (Kineret®), certolizumab pegol (Cimzia®), golimumab (Simponi®), tofacitinib (Xeljanz®; Xeljanz XR®), sarilumab (Kevzara®), azathioprine, or cyclosporine. Taking Olumiant with these medicines may increase your risk of infection.


The most common side effects of Olumiant include upper respiratory tract infections (common cold, sinus infections), nausea, cold sores, and shingles. Tell your HCP about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all of the possible side effects of Olumiant. Ask your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or visit www.fda.gov/medwatch.


Olumiant is available by prescription only.

Please see full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning on Serious Infections, Cancers, and Blood Clots, and Medication Guide.


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