Olumiant Dosage/Direction for Use



Eli Lilly


Agencia Lei Va Hong
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Dosage/Direction for Use
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Posology: The recommended dose of Olumiant is 4 mg once daily. A dose of 2 mg once daily is appropriate for patients such as those aged ≥ 75 years and may be appropriate for patients with a history of chronic or recurrent infections. A dose of 2 mg once daily may also be considered for patients who have achieved sustained control of disease activity with 4 mg once daily and are eligible for dose tapering (see Pharmacology: Pharmacodynamics under Actions).
Treatment should not be initiated in patients with an absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) less than 0.5 x 109 cells/L, an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) less than 1 x 109 cells/L, or who have a haemoglobin value less than 8 g/dL. Treatment may be initiated once values have improved above these limits (see Precautions).
Renal impairment: The recommended dose is 2 mg once daily in patients with creatinine clearance between 30 and 60 mL/min. Olumiant is not recommended for use in patients with creatinine clearance < 30 mL/min (see Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics under Actions).
Hepatic impairment: No dose adjustment is required in patients with mild or moderate hepatic impairment. Olumiant is not recommended for use in patients with severe hepatic impairment (see Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics under Actions).
Co-administration with OAT3 inhibitors: The recommended dose is 2 mg once daily in patients taking Organic Anion Transporter 3 (OAT3) inhibitors with a strong inhibition potential, such as probenecid (see Interactions).
Elderly: Clinical experience in patients ≥ 75 years is very limited and in these patients a starting dose of 2 mg is appropriate.
Paediatric population: The safety and efficacy of Olumiant in children and adolescents aged 0 to 18 years have not yet been established. No data are available.
Method of administration: Oral use.
Olumiant is to be taken once daily with or without food and may be taken at any time of the day.
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