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Ruxolitinib Phosphate

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The cream form of ruxolitinib is used to treat certain skin conditions such as eczema (atopic dermatitis) and vitiligo. Eczema is an allergic-type condition that causes red, irritated, and itchy skin. Vitiligo is a condition where the immune system attacks skin cells that make the color in your skin. This drug works by weakening the skin's defense (immune) system, which can help relieve symptoms of the skin conditions. Ruxolitinib belongs to a class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors.


Ruxolitinib Phosphate


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Opzelura Frequently Asked Questions

This medication may lower your ability to fight infections. This may make you more likely to get a serious infection or make any infection you have worse. People taking ruxolitinib by mouth have had very serious (possibly fatal) infections (such as fungal infections, tuberculosis, herpes zoster). Tell your doctor right away if you have any signs of infection (such as a sore throat that doesn't go away, cough that doesn't go away, fever, chills, unusual sweating, painful skin rash/blisters).

Cancers (such as skin cancer) and blood clots have been reported in people using ruxolitinib cream. Also, another medication similar to ruxolitinib has, when taken by mouth, caused serious (possibly fatal) side effects, including heart problems, blood clots, and cancer (such as lymphoma). Before using ruxolitinib, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have a history of heart disease, stroke, cancer, or any risk factors for heart disease (such as high blood pressure, diabetes, previous blood clots, high cholesterol, smoking or history of smoking). Patients who are 50 years of age or older may be at increased risk for heart problems or blood clots. Discuss the risks and benefits of treatment with your doctor. Get medical help right away if you have symptoms such as shortness of breath/rapid breathing, chest/jaw/left arm pain, unusual sweating, sudden dizziness/fainting, pain/swelling/warmth in the groin/calf, sudden/severe headaches, trouble speaking, or weakness on one side of the body.

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Opzelura Dosage and Form Information

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