Here’s a brief overview of medications for rheumatologic disorders that were approved or granted a new indication in 2018.
Scroll through the slides for details about new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ulcerative colitis, plaque psoriasis, osteoporosis, and juvenile arthritis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Olumiant (baricitinib) Tablets, a 2-mg, once-daily oral Janus kinase inhibitor for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe active RA who have had an inadequate response to one or more tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapies. (Approved 5/31/2018, Eli Lilly and Company)
Hypertension and Osteoarthritis: Consensi (amlodipine and celecoxib), a calcium channel blocker and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug combination for the treatment of both hypertension and pain associated with osteoarthritis. (Approved 5/31/2018, Kitov Pharma Ltd.)
Ulcerative Colitis: Xeljanz (tofacitinib), a Janus kinase inhibitor, received an indication for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis. (Approved 5/30/2018, Pfizer)
Plaque Psoriasis: Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) received an indication for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. (Approved 5/25/2018, UCB)
Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis: Prolia (denosumab), a human monoclonal antibody approved for the treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in men and women at high risk for fracture. (Approved 5/21/2018, Amgen)
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Actemra (tocilizumab) subcutaneous formulation approved for the treatment of active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (PJIA) in patients 2 years of age and older. (Approved 5/14/2018, Genentech)
Plaque Psoriasis: Ilumya (tildrakizumab-asmn), a novel interleukin-23 inhibitor for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. (Approved 3/21/2018, Sun Pharmaceuticals)