Olumiant (Baricitinib) is a prescription medication used to treat adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It helps to decrease pain, tenderness and swelling in the joints. Baricitinib belongs to the class of medications known as Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitors. This medication is given to patients who have not responded well or could not tolerate other RA medications. Baricitinib is an immunosuppressant that works by blocking the action of enzymes known as Janus kinases. Olumiant is usually taken once daily and it should be taken daily to get the most benefit from it.
Canadian Pharmacy King Offers the brand Olumiant tablets from Canada manufactured by Eli Lilly. There is no generic available for this medication. Olumiant is available in the strength of 2 mg tablets only.
The common side effects may include cold sores, nausea, shingles and upper respiratory tract infections such as the common cold, sinus infections.
Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects including:
• Loss of appetite;
• Severe dizziness;
• Severe nausea or vomiting;
• Severe stomach or abdominal pain;
• Signs of anemia;
• Signs of liver disease
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Olumiant if you are allergic to Baricitinib or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication can make you more likely to get infections or may worsen any current infections. Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others. Olumiant should only be used during pregnancy if it is clearly needed. It is unknown if the medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding a baby. There may be a drug interaction between Olumiant and other medications such as Arava, Methotrexate and Prednisone, etc.
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