Olumiant is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe active* rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adults.

RA is a disease that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of your joints. It causes inflammation (swelling) in your joints that makes them stiff and painful. The disease is progressive (gets worse over time) and can lead to joint damage.

Olumiant is used to treat RA when other drugs called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers haven’t worked well enough.

Note: Olumiant is not recommended for use with certain other medications for RA. To learn more about how this medication is used, see the “Olumiant for rheumatoid arthritis” section below.

* RA is active when it causes symptoms.

Drug details

Olumiant contains the active drug baricitinib. It belongs to a class of drugs called Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors. These drugs help relieve inflammation by reducing activity in a of your immune system.

JAK inhibitors are a type of disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD). These drugs help reduce RA symptoms and slow down the progression of the disease.

Olumiant comes as a tablet that you take by mouth once every day. It’s available in two strengths: 1 milligram (mg) and 2 mg.

FDA approval

The FDA first approved Olumiant for RA in 2018. It’s one of three JAK inhibitors currently approved for treating RA. The others are tofacitinib (Xeljanz) and upadacitinib (Rinvoq).

Effectiveness

For information about the effectiveness of Olumiant, see the “Olumiant for rheumatoid arthritis” section below.

Olumiant is available only as a brand-name medication. It’s not currently available in generic form.

A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Generics usually cost less than brand-name drugs.

Olumiant can cause mild or serious side effects. The following lists contain some of the key side effects that may occur while taking Olumiant. These lists do not include all possible side effects.

For more information about the possible side effects of Olumiant, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They can give you tips on how to deal with any side effects that may be concerning or bothersome.

Note: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tracks side effects of drugs it has approved. If you would like to notify the FDA about a side effect you’ve had with Olumiant, you can do so through MedWatch.

Mild side effects

Mild side effects* of Olumiant can include:

Most of these side effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. But if they become more severe or don’t go away, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

* This is a partial list of mild side effects from Olumiant. To learn about other mild side effects, talk with your doctor or pharmacist, or view Olumiant’s medication guide.

Serious side effects

Serious side effects from Olumiant aren’t common, but they can occur. Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.

Serious side effects and their symptoms can include:

* For more information about this side effect, see “Side effect details” below.
Olumiant has a boxed warning for this side effect. This is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous.

Side effect details

Here’s some detail on certain side effects this drug may cause.

Serious infections

Olumiant weakens your immune system and can increase your risk for infections, including serious or even life threatening infections. These include tuberculosis (TB) and fungal infections throughout your body. In fact, Olumiant has a boxed warning for this risk. A boxed warning is the most serious warning from the FDA. It alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous.

Mild infections were commonly reported in people who took Olumiant in clinical studies, but serious infections occurred less often. The most common types of serious infection reported in the studies included shingles, pneumonia, and urinary tract infections. To find out how often infections occurred in clinical studies, see the drug’s prescribing information.

Before you start taking Olumiant, talk with your doctor about any infections you currently have or have had in the past. If you have a current infection, your doctor will likely prescribe medication to treat it before you start using Olumiant. If you have a history of infections that keep coming back, your doctor may recommend taking medication to prevent these infections while you take Olumiant.

Your doctor will also test you for TB before you start Olumiant. If you have active or latent* TB, they’ll prescribe medication to treat it before you start your Olumiant treatment.

* TB is active if it’s causing symptoms. It’s latent if you have a small number of bacteria in your body, but it doesn’t make you sick.

What you can do

Doctors recommend that your immunizations are up to date before you start taking Olumiant. Talk with your doctor about any vaccines that you may need. To learn more, see the “Olumiant interactions” section below.

While taking Olumiant, you can help prevent infections by:

  • frequently washing your hands or using hand sanitizer, especially if you’ve been in a public place
  • avoiding crowds where possible
  • staying away from people who are sick
  • avoiding close contact with people who have a skin infection
  • not sharing towels or facecloths with others
  • eating a healthy diet, including plenty of fruit and vegetables

See your doctor right away if you get any symptoms of an infection while taking Olumiant. These symptoms may include:

If you get an infection while taking Olumiant, your doctor will likely prescribe medication to treat it. If you develop a more serious infection, you may need treatment in the hospital. You’ll need to stop taking Olumiant until the infection has been managed.

Talk with your doctor if you’re concerned about your risk for infections with Olumiant.

Lymphoma and other cancers

Olumiant weakens your immune system and may increase your risk for developing certain cancers, such as lymphoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Olumiant has a boxed warning for this risk. A boxed warning is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous.

In rare cases, cancer was reported in people who took Olumiant in clinical studies. To find out how often cancer occurred in these studies, see the drug’s prescribing information.

Before starting treatment with Olumiant, talk with your doctor about your cancer risk, particularly if you’ve had cancer in the past. Your doctor will monitor you closely while you take Olumiant by doing blood tests and skin examinations.

While taking Olumiant, you can help reduce your risk for cancer by:

  • not smoking
  • reaching or maintaining a moderate weight
  • protecting your skin from the sun

See your doctor right away if you notice any symptoms of cancer while taking Olumiant. Examples of these symptoms include:

  • changes in your skin, such as new or changing moles, patches, or growths
  • skin sores that don’t heal
  • unexplained weight loss
  • swollen lymph nodes, such as in your neck, armpits, or groin

If you’re concerned about your risk for cancer with Olumiant, talk with your doctor.

Blood clots

Olumiant can increase your risk for serious, even life threatening blood clots. These include deep vein thrombosis (typically a blood clot in your leg) and pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in your lungs). Olumiant has a boxed warning for this risk. A boxed warning is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous.

In rare cases, blood clots were reported in people who took Olumiant clinical studies. To find out how often blood clots occurred in these studies, see the drug’s prescribing information.

See your doctor right away if you have symptoms of a blood clot while taking Olumiant. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.

Symptoms of a blood clot may include:

If you have a blood clot while taking Olumiant, your doctor will likely prescribe medication to treat it. They may also recommend stopping your Olumiant treatment and switching to a different drug for your arthritis.

If you’re concerned about your risk for blood clots with Olumiant, talk with your doctor.

Allergic reaction

As with most drugs, some people can have an allergic reaction after taking Olumiant.

Symptoms of a mild allergic reaction can include:

  • skin rash
  • itchiness
  • flushing (temporary warmth, redness, or deepening of skin color)

A more severe allergic reaction is rare but possible. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction can include:

  • swelling under your skin, typically in your eyelids, lips, hands, or feet
  • swelling of your tongue, mouth, or throat
  • trouble breathing

Call your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction to Olumiant, as the reaction could become severe. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Olumiant.

Is Olumiant used in doses of 4 mg?

It’s possible. Olumiant has been studied and found effective in several doses, including doses of 4 milligrams (mg). Doctors may prescribe this dosage in some countries. But in the United States, the recommended dose is 2 mg.

Talk with your doctor if you have questions about the dosage that’s right for you.

Is Olumiant a biologic?

No, Olumiant isn’t a biologic. Biologics are drugs that are made using living cells. Olumiant is a drug that’s made from chemicals.

Several other drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are biologics, however. Examples of these drugs include certolizumab pegol (Cimzia), tocilizumab (Actemra), etanercept (Enbrel), and abatacept (Orencia).

Does Olumiant cause weight gain, depression, or tiredness?

No, Olumiant isn’t known to cause weight gain, depression, or tiredness. These symptoms weren’t reported in people who took Olumiant in clinical studies.

However, weight gain, depression, and tiredness are common symptoms in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). If you have these symptoms, talk with your doctor about ways to help manage them.

Can Olumiant be used to treat atopic dermatitis?

Yes, in some cases, your doctor may prescribe Olumiant to treat atopic dermatitis (eczema). The drug isn’t FDA-approved for this use, but it may be used off-label* for this purpose.

However, Olumiant is approved to treat atopic dermatitis in certain other countries. Studies have found Olumiant can reduce skin inflammation and itching, which are symptoms of this condition.

If you’re interested in taking Olumiant to treat atopic dermatitis, talk with your doctor.

* Off-label drug use means using a drug for a purpose other than what it’s been approved for by the FDA.

Is Olumiant used for alopecia?

Olumiant may sometimes be used for alopecia (a condition that causes hair loss). The drug is not approved to treat alopecia, but it may be used off-label* for this purpose.

Some research has found that Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors, such as Olumiant, may be effective for treating a certain type of alopecia called alopecia areata. This form of alopecia is an autoimmune condition (caused by overactivity in your immune system). Small studies suggest that Olumiant can help hair regrowth in this condition, but further research is needed.

If you’re interested in using Olumiant for alopecia areata, talk with your doctor.

Does Olumiant treat psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis?

The FDA has not approved Olumiant for treating psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. However, it’s being researched as a possible psoriasis treatment. And the class of drugs that Olumiant belongs to (JAK inhibitors) is being researched for its use in treating psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. One of these drugs, called tofacitinib (Xeljanz), has been approved to treat psoriatic arthritis.

Further research is needed to find out if Olumiant might be effective for treating psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Talk with your doctor if you’re interested in possible treatment options for these conditions.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves prescription drugs such as Olumiant to treat certain conditions. Olumiant may also be used off-label for other conditions. Off-label drug use means using a drug for a purpose other than what it’s been approved for by the FDA.

Olumiant is FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adults. (RA is described as active when it’s causing symptoms.)

Olumiant is not recommended for use with certain other RA treatments. To learn more, see the “Olumiant interactions” section below.

About RA

RA is a chronic (long-term) disease that causes pain and swelling in your joints. It’s an autoimmune condition, which means it’s caused by your immune system mistakenly attacking cells in your body. With RA, your immune system mistakenly attacks the linings of your joints.

This causes inflammation (swelling) that makes your joints stiff and painful. Over time, the inflammation can lead to joint damage.

RA can also cause other symptoms, such as fatigue (lack of energy), loss of appetite, and feeling generally unwell. These, along with the problems in your joints, can affect your ability to do daily activities.

Effectiveness for rheumatoid arthritis

Olumiant is an effective treatment for RA. It helps reduce RA symptoms and improve physical function (ability to do daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, or walking).

The American College of Rheumatology also recommended Olumiant as a treatment for RA.

For information on how the drug performed in clinical studies, see Olumiant’s prescribing information.

Olumiant and children

Olumiant isn’t approved for use in children. It’s not known if it’s safe or effective in children.

As with all medications, the cost of Olumiant can vary. To find current prices for Olumiant in your area, check out WellRx.com.

The cost you find on WellRx.com is what you may pay without insurance. The actual price you’ll pay depends on your insurance plan, your location, and the pharmacy you use.

Keep in mind that you may be able to get a 90-day supply of Olumiant. If approved by your insurance company, getting a 90-day supply of the drug could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, talk with your doctor or your insurance company.

Before approving coverage for Olumiant, your insurance company may require you to get prior authorization. Your doctor and insurance company will need to talk about your prescription before the insurance company will cover the drug. The insurance company will review the prior authorization request and decide if the drug will be covered.

If you’re not sure if you’ll need to get prior authorization for Olumiant, contact your insurance company.

Financial and insurance assistance

If you need financial support to pay for Olumiant, or if you need help understanding your insurance coverage, help is available.

Eli Lilly and Company, the manufacturer of Olumiant, offers a program called Olumiant Together. Through this program, the cost of Olumiant may be reduced. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for support, call 844-OLUMIANT (844-658-6426) or visit the manufacturer’s website.

Mail-order pharmacies

Olumiant may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to get your medication without leaving home.

If recommended by your doctor, you may be able to receive a 90-day supply of Olumiant, so there’s less concern about running out of the medication. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor and your insurance company. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications.

If you don’t have insurance, you can ask your doctor or pharmacist about online pharmacy options.

Generic version

Olumiant is not available in a generic form. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.

The Olumiant dosage your doctor prescribes will depend on:

  • your liver or kidney function
  • other conditions you may have
  • other medications you may take

The following information describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. However, be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs.

Drug forms and strengths

Olumiant comes as a tablet that you take by mouth. It’s available in two strengths: 1 milligram (mg) and 2 mg.

Dosage for rheumatoid arthritis

The usual recommended dosage of Olumiant for RA is 2 mg taken once every day.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. But if it’s nearly time to take your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose as usual. Don’t take two doses together to make up for a missed dose. Doing so can raise your risk for side effects.

To help make sure that you don’t miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or timer on your phone or downloading a reminder app. A kitchen timer can work, too.

Will I need to use this drug long term?

Olumiant is meant to be used as a long-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that Olumiant is safe and effective for you, you’ll likely take it long term.

Olumiant is a type of drug called a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor. Other drugs are available that can treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Some may be a better fit for you than others. If you’re interested in finding an alternative to Olumiant, talk with your doctor. They can tell you about other medications that may work well for you.

Note: Some of the drugs listed here are used off-label to treat these specific conditions. Off-label drug use is when an FDA-approved drug is used for a purpose other than what it’s approved for.

Examples of other drugs that may treat RA include:

Olumiant is approved to treat moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adults. It’s used when other drugs called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers haven’t worked well enough.

What happens with RA

RA is an autoimmune disease that’s caused by your immune system mistakenly attacking the lining of your joints.

With RA, your immune system produces too many proteins called cytokines. These cytokines send messages that activate other proteins and cells in your immune system. This overactivity in your immune system causes inflammation (swelling) in the lining of your joints. It makes your joints stiff and painful.

RA is a progressive disease, meaning it gets worse over time. It can lead to joint damage and trouble doing daily activities, such as dressing, washing, and walking.

What Olumiant does

Olumiant reduces the overactivity in your immune system. It belongs to a class of drugs called Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors.

Olumiant’s mechanism of action (the way it works) involves blocking the action of proteins called Janus kinases. These proteins help send messages between cytokines and other proteins and cells in your immune system. By blocking Janus kinases, Olumiant stops cytokines from sending messages that cause inflammation in your joints. This reduces joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. And it helps improve your ability to get on with your daily activities.

JAK inhibitors such as Olumiant are a type of disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD). They help reduce RA symptoms and slow the progression of the disease.

How long does it take to work?

Olumiant starts working soon after you take your first dose. Some people notice an improvement in their RA symptoms within 1 week of starting treatment. But for others, it may take up to 12 weeks.

There aren’t any known interactions between Olumiant and alcohol. If you drink alcohol, talk with your doctor about how much is safe for you to drink while taking Olumiant.

Olumiant can interact with several other medications.

Different interactions can cause different effects. For instance, some interactions can interfere with how well a drug works. Other interactions can increase side effects or make them more severe.

Olumiant and other medications

Below is a list of medications that can interact with Olumiant. This list does not contain all drugs that may interact with Olumiant.

Before taking Olumiant, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Tell them about all prescription, over-the-counter, and other drugs you take. Also, tell them about any vitamins, herbs, and supplements you use. Sharing this information can help you avoid potential interactions.

If you have questions about drug interactions that may affect you, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Drugs you should not take with Olumiant include:

Other drugs that can interact with Olumiant include:

  • Probenecid (Probalan). Taking Olumiant with probenecid can raise your risk for side effects from Olumiant. If you take probenecid, your doctor will prescribe a lower dosage of Olumiant for you.

Olumiant and herbs and supplements

There aren’t any herbs or supplements that have been specifically reported to interact with Olumiant. However, you should still check with your doctor or pharmacist before using any of these products while taking Olumiant.

Olumiant and foods

There aren’t any foods that have been specifically reported to interact with Olumiant. If you have any questions about eating certain foods with Olumiant, talk with your doctor.

Olumiant and vaccines

Olumiant can weaken your immune system and increase your risk for infections. It’s recommended that your vaccines are up to date before you start taking Olumiant. Talk with your doctor about any vaccines that you may need before you start your Olumiant treatment.

While you’re taking Olumiant, you should not get live vaccines. Live vaccines contain weakened forms of live bacteria or viruses. These vaccines don’t usually cause infection in people with a healthy immune system. However, because Olumiant can weaken your immune system, live vaccines could cause a serious infection if you have them while taking Olumiant.

Examples of live vaccines include:

Talk with your doctor before getting any vaccines while you’re taking Olumiant.

You should take Olumiant according to the instructions your doctor or other healthcare professional gives you.

When to take

You should take Olumiant once per day. You can take your dose at any time of day but try to stick to the same time each day.

To help make sure that you don’t miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or timer on your phone or downloading a reminder app. A kitchen timer can work, too.

Taking Olumiant with food

You can take Olumiant either with or without food.

Can Olumiant be crushed, split, or chewed?

The manufacturer of Olumiant hasn’t stated whether the tablets can be crushed, split, or chewed. If you have trouble swallowing tablets, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

It’s not known if Olumiant is safe to take during pregnancy. In animal studies, Olumiant caused fetal harm when given to pregnant females. But animal studies don’t always predict what will happen in humans.

If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk with your doctor before taking Olumiant.

It’s not known if Olumiant is safe to take during pregnancy. If you’re sexually active and you or your partner can become pregnant, talk with your doctor about your birth control needs while you’re using Olumiant.

For more information about taking Olumiant during pregnancy, see the “Olumiant and pregnancy” section above.

You should not breastfeed while you’re taking Olumiant.

It’s not known if Olumiant gets into breast milk or if it can affect a child that’s breastfed. However, if this medication does pass into breast milk, it can potentially cause serious effects in a breastfed child.

If you’re breastfeeding and considering taking Olumiant, talk with your doctor about your options.

This drug comes with several precautions.

FDA warnings

This drug has boxed warnings. A boxed warning is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous.

  • Serious infections. Olumiant can weaken your immune system and increase your risk for serious or even life threatening infections. These include tuberculosis (TB), pneumonia, shingles, and fungal infections throughout your body. Before starting Olumiant, talk with your doctor about any current or past infections you may have. Active infections should be treated before you start using Olumiant. Your doctor will also test you for TB before you start Olumiant. If you do have TB, they’ll prescribe medication to treat this before you start using Olumiant.
  • Cancer. Olumiant may raise your risk for developing certain cancers, such as lymphoma or non-melanoma skin cancer. Before starting treatment with Olumiant, talk with your doctor about your cancer risk, particularly if you’ve had cancer in the past.
  • Blood clots. Olumiant can increase your risk for serious or even life threatening blood clots. These include deep vein thrombosis (typically a blood clot in your leg) and pulmonary embolism (blood clot in your lungs). You may have a higher risk for blood clots if you’re very overweight, smoke, or have had a blood clot in the past.

For more information on these warnings, see “Side effect details” in the “Olumiant side effects” section above.

Other precautions

Before taking Olumiant, talk with your doctor about your health history. Olumiant may not be right for you if you have certain medical conditions or other factors affecting your health. These include:

  • Increased risk for infection. Certain factors can raise your risk for infection with Olumiant. These factors include conditions such as diabetes, long-term lung disease, HIV, or a weak immune system. They also include living or traveling to areas where certain infections are more common. Talk with your doctor about factors that may increase your risk for infection with Olumiant and ways to reduce this risk.
  • History of hepatitis B or C. Tell your doctor if you’ve had hepatitis B or hepatitis C in the past. It’s not known if Olumiant could make these infections flare up in your body again. Your doctor may want to monitor you more closely during your Olumiant treatment.
  • Low white blood cell count. Olumiant can lower the number of white blood cells in your blood. If you already have a low white blood cell count, you shouldn’t start Olumiant until your white blood cell count increases. You’ll have blood tests to monitor your white blood cells while you take Olumiant. If your white blood cell count falls too low, you may need to stop treatment temporarily until your blood cells increase.
  • Anemia. Olumiant can lower the number of red blood cells in your blood and worsen anemia. If you already have anemia, you shouldn’t start taking Olumiant until your blood red blood cells increase. You’ll have blood tests to monitor your red blood cells while you take Olumiant. If your red blood cell count falls too low, you may need to stop treatment temporarily until your blood cells increase.
  • Allergic reaction. If you’ve had an allergic reaction to Olumiant or any of its ingredients, you shouldn’t take Olumiant. Ask your doctor what other medications are better options for you.
  • Kidney problems. Olumiant is mainly removed from your body by your kidneys. If your kidneys don’t work well, Olumiant could build up in your body. This could raise your risk for side effects.If you have kidney problems, your doctor may prescribe a lower dose of Olumiant for you. Olumiant isn’t recommended for people with severe kidney problems.
  • Liver problems. Olumiant may cause raised liver enzymes, which can be a sign of liver damage. If you already have a liver problem, Olumiant could make this worse. Talk with your doctor about whether Olumiant is right for you. Your doctor will monitor your liver function during your treatment. Olumiant isn’t recommended for people with severe liver problems.
  • Diverticulitis. Olumiant can sometimes cause gastrointestinal perforation. If you have diverticulitis, you may have a higher risk for this side effect. Talk with your doctor about whether Olumiant is right for you.
  • High cholesterol. Olumiant can increase cholesterol levels and worsen high cholesterol. Your doctor will monitor your cholesterol levels while you take Olumiant. If your cholesterol level gets too high, you may need to take another medication to lower it.
  • Pregnancy. It’s not known if Olumiant is safe to take during pregnancy. For more information, see the “Olumiant and pregnancy” section above.
  • Breastfeeding. You shouldn’t breastfeed while taking Olumiant. For more information, see the “Olumiant and breastfeeding” section above.

Note: For more information about the potential negative effects of Olumiant, see the “Olumiant side effects” section above.

Do not use more Olumiant than your doctor recommends. For some drugs, doing so may lead to unwanted side effects or overdose.

What to do in case you take too much Olumiant

If you think you’ve taken too much of this drug, call your doctor. You can also call the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 800-222-1222 or use their online tool. But if your symptoms are severe, call 911 or your local emergency number, or go to the nearest emergency room right away.

When you get Olumiant from the pharmacy, the pharmacist will add an expiration date to the label on the bottle. This date is typically 1 year from the date they dispensed the medication.

The expiration date helps guarantee that the medication is effective during this time. The current stance of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to avoid using expired medications. If you have unused medication that has gone past the expiration date, talk with your pharmacist about whether you might still be able to use it.

Storage

How long a medication remains good to use can depend on many factors, including how and where you store the medication.

Olumiant tablets should be stored at a room temperature of 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C) in a tightly sealed container away from light. If needed, Olumiant tablets can be kept for short periods at 59°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C). Avoid storing this medication in areas where it could get damp or wet, such as bathrooms.

Disposal

If you no longer need to take Olumiant and have leftover medication, it’s important to dispose of it safely. This helps prevent others, including children and pets, from taking the drug by accident. It also helps keep the drug from harming the environment.

This article provides several useful tips on medication disposal. You can also ask your pharmacist for information about how to dispose of your medication.

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