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Rinvoq (upadacitinib), a rheumatoid arthritis drug made by AbbVie, has recently been linked to an increased risk for side effects including serious heart-related events, cancer, blood clots and death.
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What is Rinvoq?

Rinvoq is a JAK (Janus kinase) inhibitor approved for adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis for whom methotrexate did not work well. The medicine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August 2019.

FDA Warning: Rinvoq Linked to Heart Attack, Cancer, Blood Clots, Death

The FDA is requiring revisions to the Boxed Warning (1.) on Rinvoq and 2 other similar Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitor drugs, Xeljanz/Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib) and Olumiant (baricitinib), to include information about the risks of serious heart-related events, cancer, blood clots, and death.

"The FDA is requiring new and updated warnings for two other arthritis medicines in the same drug class as Xeljanz, called Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors, Olumiant and Rinvoq," FDA said. "Olumiant and Rinvoq have not been studied in trials similar to the large safety clinical trial with Xeljanz, so the risks have not been adequately evaluated. However, since they share mechanisms of action with Xeljanz, FDA considers that these medicines may have similar risks as seen in the Xeljanz safety trial."

Rinvoq Side Effects

Serious side effects of Rinvoq may include:

  • Heart-related events
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Blood clots
  • Lymphoma
  • Lung cancer
  • Death

More moderate side effects of Rinvoq may include:

  • Upper respiratory tract infections (such as a cold or sinus infection)
  • Nausea
  • Cold sores
  • Shingles

If You Are Taking Rinvoq

Patients taking Rinvoq should tell their healthcare provider if they are a current or past smoker, or have had a heart attack, other heart problems, stroke, or blood clots in the past as these may put them at higher risk for serious problems with the drug. Anyone with symptoms of a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot should dial 9-1-1 immediately.

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