Xeljanz

Last Update May 28, 2016
Xeljanz is an arthritis medication.
Uses: Xeljanz is prescribed for RA and Arthritis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. It is in clinical trials for the treatment of Hair Loss. In addition, our data suggest that Xeljanz is taken for Psoriasis, although it is not approved for this condition. Read More
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Positive 256 "I have been reading some sad news about a handful of Xeljanz users who have been experiencing new hair loss after months of good regrowth. ...I am 10 1/2 ...I would like to hear from others on Xeljanz."Read more positive discussions
Negative 212 "My doctor took me off the xeljanz I was on because I was having a lot of ...I am now wondering if the xeljanz didn't rev up my thyroid or something (I have hashi's and have always been hypothyroid)."Read more negative discussions
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Gaining weight on xeljanz
| Dlc217
This makes me mad! I asked my rhummy is this drug causes weight gain and she said no ?? I have been on a strict diet and can't lose 1 pound
Nik99
May 27, 2016
I have the same problem, eating a strict diet and working out. Very frustrating!

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Nightmare for me!
| missyjt
Xeljanz worked temporarily for R.A. But I gained 15lbs in 3 months. No change in eating habits or exercise patterns. Extra weight is a nightmare for R.A.

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| Richard
Some physicians say that Xeljanz may cause stomach ulcers. My wife developed ulcers and some of her doctors say it was caused by Xeljanz; other say not.

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Drug and antib
| Judy
If I need an antibiotic should I stop the medication? I know I had to stop Rheumicade
July 9, 2015
Had to have surgery, they hung iv antibiotics. Then they started the xelgans the next day. I was on much pain medication. Now what?
March 30, 2015
Sorry, I am taking Xeljans

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Facts about Xeljanz

C Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Xeljanz during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Alcohol warning on Xeljanz
There may be a negative interaction between Xeljanz and alcohol.
How do I obtain Xeljanz?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Xeljanz?
Pill
What dosages are available?
Tablet: 5 mg, 11 mg
Ingredients
Tofacitinib citrate
Approval Date
November 6, 2012
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