Drug Class: DMARDs
Brand Names: Olumiant
2 mg once a day.
Potential Side Effects
Upper respiratory tract infections; nausea; viral reactivation, including herpes simplex and herpes zoster (shingles). Boxed warning for the risk of serious infections, malignancies and thrombosis.
May be taken with or without food.
Don’t take with biologics or other JAK inhibitors. Taking with potent immunosuppressants such as azathioprine and cyclosporine is not recommended; may be used as monotherapy or in combination with methotrexate (MTX) or other non-biologic DMARDs
Your doctor should order periodic blood and urine tests to check for unwanted effects. Before taking any DMARD, tell your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant.
Baricitinib suppresses the immune system and may increase the risk of infections and certain cancers. Your doctor will test you for tuberculosis (TB) before starting this drug. Tell your doctor if you have a history of TB. Live vaccines should not be given with Baricitinib.
LAST UPDATED: 06/05/2018