How Is Xeljanz Used?
Xeljanz is taken by mouth twice daily as a pill. Xeljanz XR is an extended release formula of the same treatment and is taken by mouth once daily as a pill.
What Are the Risks?
Xeljanz/Xeljanz XR may raise your risk for:
- High lipid levels
- High liver enzymes
- Low blood count
- Lymphoma and other malignancies
- Gastrointestinal perforations
Common Side Effects
In clinical trials, the most common side effects were headaches, diarrhea and upper respiratory infections.