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Baricitinib and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with baricitinib.


High Cholesterol (Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hypertriglyceridemia, Sitosterolemia)

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

baricitinib - hyperlipemia

In controlled clinical trials in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, baricitinib treatment was associated with dose-related increases in lipid parameters including total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. Lipid parameters should be assessed at baseline and about 12 weeks after initiation of therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or alopecia areata. Patients should be managed according to clinical guidelines for the management of hyperlipidemia.


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Baricitinib drug interactions

There are 454 drug interactions with baricitinib.

Baricitinib disease interactions

There are 12 disease interactions with baricitinib which include:

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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