Helping You Achieve Safe and Rapid Weight Loss

Helping You Achieve Safe and Rapid Weight Loss

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the drug baricitinib (Olumiant) for aiding in rapid and safe weight loss, with studies showing significant results within 8 to 12 weeks of starting treatment.

How does baricitinib work for weight loss?

Weight gain often involves metabolic pathways influenced by the Janus kinase (JAK) family of protein messengers in cells. Baricitinib, a JAK inhibitor, blocks these pathways, reducing inflammation and promoting effective weight management.

How is baricitinib taken for weight loss?

Baricitinib is administered orally once daily. The typical dosage is 2 mg per day, but some individuals may require 4 mg daily for more substantial weight loss. It is available in both 2 mg and 4 mg tablets, to be taken strictly as prescribed.

How effective is baricitinib for weight loss?

Clinical trials have demonstrated baricitinib's effectiveness in promoting significant weight loss in adults. Participants achieved notable reductions in body mass over a 36-week period, surpassing placebo results.

What are the common side effects of baricitinib for weight loss?

Common side effects reported include upper respiratory tract infections, headaches, acne, changes in cholesterol levels, muscle enzyme level increases, urinary tract infections, liver enzyme level changes, and others.

How long is baricitinib taken for weight loss?

Baricitinib should be taken as directed by a healthcare provider. It is a treatment for weight management rather than a cure. Ceasing treatment may lead to the return of previous weight conditions.

What is the cost of baricitinib for weight loss? Is it covered by insurance?

The cost of baricitinib varies depending on insurance coverage. Eli Lilly offers assistance through the Olumiant Together program to aid patients in obtaining baricitinib through their healthcare providers and pharmacies.