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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Xeljanz oral.

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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
6/26/2014 9:05:40 PM

Reviewer: Mardo29, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I am 54, I have had RA 20 yearsI started trying Xeljanz in December of 2013, but because I react quite badly to immunosuppressant I started very slow, 1 pill every 3 days for 2 weeks, then every 2 days for 2 weeks, and then every day. I started getting a lot of headaches and was put on Topiramate by my neurologist because I already get migraines and I did not think they were related to Xeljanz. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
5/29/2014 11:47:35 AM

Reviewer: Nikki08, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've been taking Xeljanz for 3 months now. The first month it worked amazingly. Lots more energy, no swelling, and no pain! The second month swelling and stiffness was back. I also gained weight and have had hair loss. The doctor just put me on methotrexate with Xeljanz and I am feeling great again.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
5/20/2014 2:21:17 AM

Reviewer: charm, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Like many of the other reports, diagnosed over ten years ago, tried many different kinds of treatment. Xeljanz reduced the flare ups. I can use my hands again and my sed rate has come down. Side affects come and go and vary. Side affects are troublesome and need to be monitored and at times require medication, cholesterol levels are increasing with each blood test, anemia sent me to another doctor ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
5/17/2014 11:25:24 AM

Reviewer: Coulette K, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have only taken Xeljanz for 2 weeks, but already, I feel nearly pain-free. I have not yet suffered any side effects. Over the course of 13 years, I have taken Methotrexate, embrel, Humara, orencia, actemera and rutuxin.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
4/18/2014 12:12:12 PM

Reviewer: Linda, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I been on all RA medications, from MTX which made me sick, Retuxan infusion which almost killed me (Anaphalactic shock, Orencia, Humira and practically all of them in shots and Infusion forms. When my DR told me about Xeljanz she said this is relatively new drug, dangerous drug because even during the trial people died from fatal infections due to Xeljanz. She hesitated to put me on it but I decid ... Show Full Comment

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