You might have questions about your new treatment that you need answered. You should always speak to your doctor about any questions you may have and refer to the RINVOQ Consumer Medicine Information. Below you can also find information on some of the most frequently asked questions about RINVOQ.1,2
- If you miss a dose and it is less than 10 hours before your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are supposed to
- Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking your medicine as you would normally
- Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed
- If you would like to set up reminders to help you remember to take your medication, click here
Skip the missed dose and take only a single dose as usual the following day. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
Immediately contact your doctor or the Poisons Information Centre 13 11 26 for advice, or go to Accident and Emergency at the nearest hospital, even if you are not experiencing any signs of discomfort or poisoning. You may need urgent medical attention.
No. Do not stop taking RINVOQ unless your doctor has told you to. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition and stopping treatment may cause your symptoms to worsen, even if you are feeling better.3 If you feel you need to stop taking your medicine or are unsure what to do, contact your doctor, nurse or pharmacist as soon as possible.
- RINVOQ is part of your overall treatment plan decided by your doctor. It helps to reduce the underlying inflammation caused by RA. You may be taking it along with other medications, or it may have replaced a medication which you used to take. Often these different medications work in different ways. You should reach out to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about your medications.
- Some medicines should not be taken together with RINVOQ. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while taking RINVOQ. Make sure you tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other or any new medicines, including any medicines, vitamins or supplements that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
Your doctor may advise you to take RINVOQ in addition to other medications.
However, it is important to note that some medicines should not be taken together with RINVOQ, and some medicines and RINVOQ may interfere with each other. So make sure you tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other or any new medicines, including any medicines, vitamins or supplements that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
Some vaccines should not be given while you are taking RINVOQ. Check with your doctor before you receive any immunisations.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while taking RINVOQ, and read the Consumer Medicine Information for more details.
There are different types of medications available for the treatments of RA, some require injections and some can be taken in tablet form. Your doctor will decide on which treatment is right for you and you should ask them about your treatment if you have any questions.
No. Do not split, crush or chew the tablets. Swallow them whole with a full glass of water.
Keep your tablets in a cool, dry place that is below 30ºC.
Some vaccines should not be given while you are taking RINVOQ. Check with your doctor before you receive any immunisations (such as against herpes zoster). Live vaccines should not be given during RINVOQ treatment, or just before starting RINVOQ treatment. Click here for more information on vaccinations while taking RINVOQ.
If you are thinking of travelling overseas or somewhere that will require vaccinations, speak to your doctor. Some vaccines such as live vaccines cannot be given while you are taking RINVOQ.
Click here for more information on travelling and vaccinations while taking RINVOQ.
You must tell any other doctors, surgeons, dentists and pharmacists who treat you that you are taking RINVOQ prior to any treatment.
RINVOQ should not be taken during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking RINVOQ. Your doctor can discuss with you the risks and benefits involved. You should use effective contraception to avoid becoming pregnant whilst taking RINVOQ, and for at least 4 weeks after your last dose of RINVOQ. If you become pregnant during this time, or whilst taking RINVOQ, you should tell your doctor immediately. You should not take RINVOQ while you are breastfeeding as it is not known if RINVOQ passes into breast milk. Click here to learn more about RINVOQ and pregnancy.
AbbVie Care Services
AbbVie Care is a patient support initiative that provides a range of services that can help you on your treatment journey with RINVOQ.
To access AbbVie Care services, you need to create an account. When you click on AbbVie Care service page anywhere on this website, it will take you to a page where you can sign up.
In addition to your doctor's advice, the AbbVie Care Health Coach team can provide information to help you lead a healthier lifestyle with some easy-to-follow steps combined with your RINVOQ treatment.
AbbVie Care is a complimentary service available to all patients who are prescribed RINVOQ.
If you still have questions
If you still have questions after reading this page, speak to your healthcare professional who will be able to answer them, or refer to the Consumer Medicine Information.