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Xeljanz XR

tofacitinib
Tofacitinib is used to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis or active psoriatic arthritis in adults who have tried methotrexate or other medications without successful treatment of symptoms. Tofacitinib is sometimes given in combination with methotrexate or other arthritis medicines. Tofacitinib is also used to treat moderate to severe ulcerative colitis in adults who cannot use certain other medications, or after other treatments have failed. Tofacitinib is also used to treat polyarticular juvenile arthritis in adults and in children at least 2 years old. Tofacitinib may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
tofacitinib
DRUG TYPE
antirheumatics

Frequently Asked Questions

You should not use tofacitinib if you have a serious infection. Before you start treatment, your doctor may perform tests to make sure you do not have an infection.

Tofacitinib affects your immune system. You may get infections more easily, even serious or fatal infections. Call your doctor if you have a fever, chills, aches, tiredness, cough, trouble breathing, skin sores, diarrhea, weight loss, or burning when you urinate.

If you've ever had hepatitis B or C, using tofacitinib can cause this virus to become active or get worse. Tell your doctor if you don't feel well and you have right-sided upper stomach pain, vomiting, loss of appetite, or yellowing of your skin or eyes.

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