XELJANZ Reviews

Average Rating: 3.0 (40 Ratings)

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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR XELJANZCOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
DOSAGE
DATE ADDED
 
 5  Rheumatoid arthritis It's done wonders for the pain in my hands. Having some weight gain though and cholesterol is climbing. But I love how my joints feel. F 54 4 months
11mg 1X D
11/18/2021
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 2  PsA Day 2, noticed headache started along with stomach pains. Day 3, extreme dizziness and anxiety. (Crawling in my own skin anxiety!) is a terrible feeling. Heart palpitations, jitters, etc. Going to ride it out for a few more days to see if things settle a little. F 44 4 days
1X D
11/15/2021
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 1  RA Foot pain, swelling worse than before I started taking it, sinus problems, migraines that I had stopped having years ago, now 2 in less than a week, dry eyes and skin, upset stomach, abdominal cramping, leg cramps. Mouth sores.. The longer I'm on it, the more symptoms I'm getting. When I first started this I thought it was great because I did have symptom relief, but now I am getting more and more symptoms that are getting worse. I was even treated with a steroid blast for 2 weeks because of swelling/pain. Contacting doc on Monday to come off this horrid drug. F 62 6 months
10 mg 2X D
7/3/2021
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 5  RA Not sure if any. With RA there are good and bad days. Sometimes you just don't know what is causing what. This drug was the only one that took away 80% of my daily pain. After 4 years I believe it has become considerably less effective M 61 4 years
11mg 1X D
6/23/2021
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 4  Uc Life altering fatigue and headache. Also insomnia I'm so worried about the blood clots I sometimes skip a dose F 76 21 months
20mg 2X D
5/30/2021
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 5  UC Very sensitive sense of smell This has been a life changer for me. No other medicine was working and the disease was starting to affect my joints. It cleared up almost immediately upon starting this medication. F 46 1 years
5mg 2X D
5/4/2021
 2  RA Migraine, bloating, stomach pains, gas, pain still in joints. Just not working at all for me F 49 94 days
11mg 1X D
4/28/2021
 1  Ulcerative colitis Headaches, insomnia, nightmares, horrible anxiety, random pain, trouble swallowing F 44 14 days
30 mg 1X D
4/6/2021
 2  AS Intolerable itchiness in my hands, torso and legs. The itchiness got worse over time. F 51 21 days
5 MG 2X D
2/14/2021
 1  RA Acne, constipation, constant stabbing pain in upper abdomen, blood blisters on my left hand and wrist when over exerted, neck pain and Headaches, Sinus issues. F 63 0 months
11 Mg 1X D
1/18/2021
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 1  Psoriatic arthritis Very high cholesterol levels After my second blood test showed climbing cholesterol levels, I decided to stop this medication. Itís been 4 months and I havenít noticed any improvement with pain or stiffness in my hands. F 69 4 months
5 2X D
11/22/2020
 2  Uc Two days in, leg cramps and nausea, dull constant head ache and insomnia Feeling worse than no meds, I'd rather go to the bathroom 30 times a day than take this stuff. M 45 15 days
10mg 2X D
11/11/2020
 4  RA Numbness ,burning and stinging of feet . Since taking, breathing is labored some and I have had alot of reactions to foods I always ate and now having issues. Of course you tell doctor and he or she says it's RA and age. Seriously? Helped my pain but after 8 months it's coming back I'm waiting to see if just a bad flare up of eating foods that don't agree with me since on all these drugs certain but many foods activate my pain. F 65 8 months
11mg 1X D
10/23/2020
 1  Ra Hands and feet numb swelling and lower part of body sick to stomach and pain in stomach. High blood pressure and high cholesterol have knife never had that before until I started F 54 0 weeks
11mg 3X D
10/5/2020
 2  RA I started taking about 5 weeks ago. I had terrible insomnia, severe acne (Enbrel did same) and a large amount of cold sores. I usually get one or two a year, but this drug and Enbrel, made me have multiple breakouts. I would almost clear one up and two more would come. I do feel it helped somewhat in RA symptoms, but I couldn't handle the bad acne and cold sores. I also had a lot of gastro issues, diarrhea, and just not feeling well in general. F 44 3 weeks
11mg 1X D
9/3/2020
 5  RA & ezcema None A miracle!! RA symptoms much better! Only med that cleared up lifelong excema completely! I don't even itch at all !!! Some minor acne on undersides of breasts, but bearable. One new side effect now is hypertension, but started on daily Metoprolol? so we will see... my cholesterol numbers are great tho! F 49 8 months
11 mg 1X D
8/21/2020
 5  UC Had improved frequency but had developed a lot of very smelly gas. M 60 100 days
5 2X D
8/2/2020
 1  RA Foot pain.. I went to all kinds of doctors because my RA doctor kept on insisting my pain was not due to Xeljanz.. no one could diagnose the cause of my foot pain.. kept saying it was my RA. RA dr. Kept saying no Had acne that I never had before that no acne meds would get rid of and extreme itching in my hands F 62 5 years
10mg
6/19/2020
 1  RA Foot pain.. I went to all kinds of doctors because my RA doctor kept on insisting my pain was not due to Xeljanz.. no one could diagnose the cause of my foot pain.. kept saying it was my RA. RA dr. Kept saying no Had acne that I never had before that no acne meds would get rid of and extreme itching in my hands F 62 5 years
10mg
6/19/2020
 4  RA my face broke out badly with white heads all over definitely made me feel better F 72 0 weeks
10
12/3/2019
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XELJANZ  (TOFACITINIB CITRATE):  Tofacitinib is used to treat psoriatic arthritis and moderate-to-severe forms of rheumatoid arthritis. It helps to decrease pain/tenderness/swelling in the joints. Tofacitinib is also used to treat a certain bowel disease (ulcerative colitis). It helps to reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and stomach pain.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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