Skip to content

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

    Overall User Ratings

    73 Total User Reviews

    User Reviews

    «Previous 31-35 of 71 Next»
    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    8/2/2014 5:02:34 PM

    Reviewer: kittyno, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Over a 15+ year period I've tried just about all the RA drugs, including most of the infusions. The biologics did nothing, methotrexate ruined two days with debilitating fatigue, and then destroyed my stomach. I was so excited for Xeljanz, and it was in pill form. It has been disappointing. It has killed my stomach, right from the beginning. I stuck with it and it got better, but soon after I ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    6/29/2014 11:50:31 PM

    Reviewer: Sherryl , 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Have had good results. I have been on Xeljanz 3 months. I am finally off prednisone. I am off methotrexate,which was making me loose some of my hair. I am on leflunimide with Xeljans. I am very thankful for the help with the cost through the assistance program. I am glad I don't have to give myself a shot. My hair has grown back too. So nice not to have to do a combover :-)

    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

    «Previous 31-35 of 71 Next»

    Ask the pharmacist

    Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
    See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

    Ask a Question

    Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

    disciplining a boy
    Types, symptoms, causes.
    fruit drinks
    Eat these to think better.
    Balding man in mirror
    Treatments & solutions.
    No gym workout
    Moves to help control blood sugar.
    Remember your finger
    Are you getting more forgetful?
    acupuncture needle on shoulder
    10 tips to look and feel good.
    Close up of eye
    12 reasons you're distracted.
    birth control pills
    Which kind is right for you?
    embarrassed woman
    Do you feel guilty after eating?
    woman biting a big ice cube
    Habits that wreck your teeth.
    pacemaker next to xray
    Treatment options.
    Pink badge on woman chest to support breat cancer
    Myths and facts.

    Newsletters

    Subscribe to free WebMD newsletters.

    • WebMD Daily

      WebMD Daily

      Subscribe to the WebMD Daily, and you'll get today's top health news and trending topics, and the latest and best information from WebMD.

    • Men's Health

      Men's Health

      Subscribe to the Men's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, nutrition, and more from WebMD.

    • Women's Health

      Women's Health

      Subscribe to the Women's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, diet, anti-aging, and more from WebMD.

    By clicking Submit, I agree to the WebMD Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of WebMD subscriptions at any time.

    WebMD the app

    Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

    Find Out More
    IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

    The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

    Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.