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No generic medication is available for Olumiant (Baricitinib)
What Olumiant is and what it is used for
Olumiant contains the active substance baricitinib. It belongs to a group of medicines called Janus kinase inhibitors, which help to reduce inflammation. Olumiant is used to treat adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory disease of the joints, if previous therapy did not work well enough or was not tolerated. Olumiant can be used alone or together with some other medicines, such as methotrexate. Olumiant works by reducing the activity of an enzyme in the body called ‘Janus kinase’, which is involved in inflammation. By reducing the activity of this enzyme, Olumiant helps to reduce pain, stiffness and swelling in your joints, tiredness, and helps to slow damage to the bone and cartilage in the joints. These effects can help you to do normal daily activities and so improve the health-related quality of life for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
How to take Olumiant
Treatment should be started by a doctor experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid
arthritis. Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The recommended dose is 4 mg once a day. Your doctor may give you a lower dose of 2 mg once a
day, particularly if you are over 75 years old or if you have an increased risk of infections. If the
medicine is working well, your doctor may decide the dose can be reduced.
If you have reduced kidney function, the recommended dose of Olumiant is 2 mg once a day.
Olumiant is for oral use. You should swallow your tablet with a drink of water.
You can take the tablets either with or without food. To help you remember to take Olumiant, you may
find it easier to take it at the same time every day.
If you take more Olumiant than you should
If you take more Olumiant than you should, contact your doctor. You may get some of the side effects
described in section 4.
If you forget to take Olumiant
•If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
•If you forget your dose for an entire day, just skip the missed dose and take only a single dose as usual the following day.
•Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet. If you stop taking Olumiant Do not stop taking Olumiant unless your doctor tells you to stop taking it. If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Infection such as shingles, which may affect up to 1 in 10 people:
Tell your doctor or seek medical help immediately if you get the following symptoms, which may be
signs of shingles (herpes zoster):
•painful skin rash with blisters and fever
Very common side effects (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
•throat and nose infections
•high levels of blood fat (cholesterol) shown by blood test
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
•cold sores (herpes simplex)
•infection causing a sick stomach or diarrhoea (gastroenteritis)
•high number of platelets (cells involved in blood clotting), shown by blood test
•feeling sick in the stomach (nausea)
•high levels of liver enzymes, shown by blood test
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
•low number of white bloods cells (neutrophils), shown by blood test
•increase in an enzyme called creatine kinase, shown by blood test
•high levels of blood fat (triglycerides), shown by blood test
Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via Ireland: HPRA Pharmacovigilance, Earlsfort Terrace, IRL
•Dublin 2, Tel: +353 1 6764971, Fax: +353 1 6762517; website: www.hpra.ie; e-mail: [email protected], Malta: ADR Reporting, Website: www.medicinesauthority.gov.mt/adrportal, United Kingdom: Yellow Card Scheme; website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine
How to Store Olumiant
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. This medicine does not require any special storage conditions. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the blister and carton after ‘EXP’. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
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