Baricitinib is used in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

How Baricitinib works
Baricitinib is a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor that inhibits the activity of selective JAK1 and JAK2 enzymes, which interfere with the JAK-STAT signaling pathway (a chain of protein-cell interactions, involved in processes such as immunity, cell division, cell death, and tumor formation).
Common side effects of Baricitinib
Upper respiratory tract infection, Nausea, Herpes virus infection, Cold sores, Viral infection, Sore throat
How should I take Baricitinib ?
You should take Baricitinib exactly as directed by your doctor. It should be started by doctors who have experience in administering cancer medicines. Take it once a day with or without food. Do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit during your treatment with Baricitinib , as the chances of side effects may be more.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
If you miss a dose of Baricitinib by less than 12 hours, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it and then take the next dose at the scheduled time. However, if you miss a dose by more than 12 hours, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
In case of emergency/overdose
In case of overdose, call the poison control helpline. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can't be awakened, immediately call a doctor.

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    Rheumatoid arthritis is treated with baricitinib, also known as Olumiant. It's a Janus kinase JAK inhibitor, which is a sort of medication. It works by inhibiting the activity of Janus kinase enzymes, which play a role in the inflammation that produces rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Baricitinib can help to reduce joint discomfort, stiffness, and edoema, as well as decrease the progression of rheumatoid arthritis-related joint deterioration. Within the first 12 weeks of treatment, the majority of persons who benefit from this treatment will see some improvement.
    Adults with rheumatoid arthritis can be prescribed baricitinib by a specialist rheumatologist. It can be taken on its own or in combination with other disease-modifying anti-rheumatic medicines (DMARDs) like methotrexate.


    The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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