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Baricitinib

OLUMIANT

Therapeutic Indications

Baricitinib is indicated for:

Rheumatoid arthritis

Irrespective of gender only Adults (18 - 65 years old)

Baricitinib is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis in adult patients who have responded inadequately to, or who are intolerant to one or more disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. Baricitinib may be used as monotherapy or in combination with methotrexate.

For this indication, the medical literature mentions below treatments (click for details):

Treatment 1: Oral - 2-4 mg once daily

Contraindications

Active ingredient Baricitinib is contraindicated in the following cases:

Pregnancy

No gender/age discrimination

The JAK/STAT pathway has been shown to be involved in cell adhesion and cell polarity which can affect early embryonic development. There are no adequate data from the use of baricitinib in pregnant women. Studies in animals have shown reproductive toxicity. Baricitinib was teratogenic in rats and rabbits. Animal studies indicate that baricitinib may have an adverse effect on bone development in utero at higher dosages.

Baricitinib is contraindicated during pregnancy. Women of childbearing potential have to use effective contraception during and for at least 1 week after treatment. If a patient becomes pregnant while taking baricitinib the parents should be informed of the potential risk to the foetus.