Rinvoq

Formulation : Tablet
Dosage : 15mg
Quantity : 28
Prescription Required
(All Prices in USD)

Description

Rinvoq Class 

This medication contains upadacitinib, a Janus kinase inhibitor; it inhibits the Janus kinase family from binding in DNA and transcript genes involving immune cell division and the stimulation of inflammation. Rinvoq is a DMARB disease-modifying antirheumatic drug; it alters the underlying disease and does not treat it; it is not a painkiller but can reduce pain and inflammation. 

Rinvoq Uses 

Rinvoq is prescribed to patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis who cannot tolerate methotrexate (an immunosuppressant) or fail to be treated for it did not work well. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammatory disorders in joints and can affect various body systems like eyes, skin, lungs, heart, and blood vessels. This medicine works in this condition by reducing inflammation and relieving arthritis symptoms like pain, tenderness, and swelling in joints. 

Rinvoq Dosage 

Rinvoq 15 mg is the only strength of Rinvoq; it is available with a doctor’s prescription based on the patient’s medical condition, other medicines taken, and body response. It should be taken once a day with a full glass of water without regard to food. This medicine should be swallowed whole, not cut, crushed, or chewed, for this is an extended-release type of medicine which means that the drug is released slowly over time. Regular use will help attain the best result; take it at the same time of day daily. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as you remember, but if it is almost the schedule of the next dose, let it be skipped and proceed to the following intake schedule for double dosing is discouraged.  

Rinvoq Side Effects 

The use of Rinvoq can affect your immune system. It might cause an infection easily; inform your doctor when fever, chills, acnes, tiredness, cough, skin sores, diarrhea, weight loss, and a burning feeling when urinating is experienced to avoid fatal infection. 

Cough, fever, and nausea are the most common side effects of Rinvoq; this should go away after a couple of weeks; if it persists, inform your doctor. 

Take note that the side effects listed here are not the complete list. Serious side effects may also occur; if any of the listed below is experienced, tell your doctor immediately. 

  • Sign of gastrointestinal perforation (chills, fever, nausea, pain and tenderness in the abdomen, and vomiting) 
  • Changes in liver enzyme, cholesterol, and specific blood cells  
  • Sign of cancer (weight loss, fatigue, skin changes, and persistent cough) 
  • Sign of blood clot (shortness of breath and swelling, or pain in hands, arms, legs, and feet) 
  • Allergic reactions 

Rinvoq Cost 

Rinvoq has no available generic at the moment, but it is considered a cost-effective medicine. Prices vary on different pharmacies and the quantity to avail; At Canada Prescriptions Plus, you can safely buy this medication at a competitive price. Check the upper part of this site for the complete price lists and quantities available. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

-Is Rinvoq safe for children? 

    -Safety and efficacy on below 18 years old is not yet established. 

-Is this medication safe for Pregnant? 

    -Birth control is highly recommended while using this medication, for it may harm the fetus. If you are breastfeeding and take this medication, wait up to six days before resuming breastfeeding, for it passes through the milk and may harm the child. You may talk to your doctor first so that another treatment option will be recommended. 

-How long before this medication starts to work? 

    – It may take two to eight weeks before the patient may feel better and three to six months to attain the full effect. 

-Can alcohol interfere with this medication? 

    – There is no interaction seen in alcohol and this medication, but it can worsen side effects like nausea and liver problems. 

-Is there food to avoid while in this medication? 

    – Food and drinks with grapefruit should be avoided while in this medication, for it may increase the level of upadacitinib and worsen the condition. 

Additional information

Drug Name:

Rinvoq

Scientific Name:

Upadacitinib

Other Names:

Rinvoq

Strength(s):

15mg, 30mg

Quantities Available:

28, 30

Formulation:

Tablet