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Ruxolitinib is the brand version of Opzelura, a topical cream used for short-term treatment of mild to moderate eczema. Ruxolitinib belongs to a class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors and weakens the skin's overactive immune responses to relieve eczema symptoms.

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About Ruxolitinib (Generic Opzelura)

How does it work?

This medication works by calming the body's overactive immune responses. This helps relieve eczema symptoms like dry, itchy skin and pain.

What does it treat?

This medication treats eczema (also called atopic dermatitis) in adults and children. It helps relieve itching redness and inflammation to help achieve healthier skin.

What forms does it come in?

This medication is an ointment that you apply directly to the affected area of your skin. In most cases, you apply it twice a day—follow your prescriber’s instructions for best results.

Ruxolitinib vs. Opzelura

Ruxolitinib (generic name) and Opzelura (brand name) are the same medication. Both help treat atopic dermatitis (eczema) symptoms by controlling immune responses in the body.

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Common Questions

Ruxolitinib (Generic Opzelura) prescription FAQ

What are the benefits of using Ruxolitinib (Generic Opzelura)?
  • Improves itching
  • Clears up skin
Who should not use this medication?
  • People allergic to this medication
  • People with a compromised immune system
  • People with a skin infection
  • Children under 12 years old
  • People who are breastfeeding or pregnant
  • People who are taking drugs that can interact with this medication

If you have any of these conditions, speak with your medical provider before starting this eczema treatment.

How do I use this medication?

Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected areas and gently rub it in, usually twice daily. Following your licensed provider's dosing instructions carefully for optimal results.

What happens if I miss a dose?

If you forget to apply Ruxolitinib, do so when you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the previous one and don't use extra to catch up.

What happens if I use too much?

Using too much of this medication cream might cause skin irritation or discomfort. Make sure to use only the amount your healthcare provider recommends. Don't apply more than directed to avoid any problems.

If you’ve taken too much Ruxolitinib, call your medical provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) immediately.

Can I get eczema treatment online?

Yes! With a convenient $15 online consultation, a licensed medical provider reviews your treatment and (if appropriate) sends an online prescription or refill to your pharmacy of choice.

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Side Effects

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Not everyone will experience side effects when taking this medication. When they do occur, they’re usually mild. Ruxolitinib side effects include:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headache

If you experience severe side effects—like significant bleeding or bruising—or other new and worrying symptoms—contact your health provider or pharmacist immediately.

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