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Tofacitinib

  • Innovator brand name: Xeljanz
  • API: Tofacitinib
  • Strength: 5 mg
  • Packaging: 60 tablets
  • Company: Pfizer Labs

The medicine Xeljanz contains Tofacitinib, which is a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor. The FDA approved this medicine for treating patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Ulcerative Colitis. 

The tablets of Tofacitinib come in 5 mg strength to administer orally via the mouth. The active ingredient in the tablet is Tofacitinib with inactive ingredients croscarmellose sodium, HPMC 2910/Hypromellose 6cP, lactose monohydrate, macrogol/PEG3350, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, titanium dioxide, and triacetin. 

Healthcare professionals recommend taking this medicine orally at about the same time each day, either with or without food. Tofacitinib tablets should be swallowed whole with water. One should not chew, crush or break Tofacitinib tablets. 

The common side-effects of Tofacitinib are: 

  • In the case of Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis: upper respiratory tract infection, nasopharyngitis, diarrhea, and headache.
  • In case of Ulcerative Colitis: nasopharyngitis, elevated cholesterol levels, headache, upper respiratory tract infection, increased blood creatine phosphokinase, rash, diarrhea, and herpes zoster.
  • There are reports of patients who experienced fatal infections due to bacterial, mycobacterial, invasive fungal, viral, or other opportunistic pathogens. Healthcare professionals avoid using Tofacitinib in patients with an active, serious infection, including localized infections. 
  • Physicians should monitor patients closely for the development of signs and symptoms of infection during and after treatment with Tofacitinib should be interrupted if a patient develops a serious infection, an opportunistic infection, or sepsis. 
  • Healthcare professionals should consider the risks and benefits of Tofacitinib treatment before starting therapy in patients with a known malignancy other than a successfully treated non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) or when considering continuing Tofacitinib in patients who develop a malignancy. 
  • There are reports about gastrointestinal perforation in patients who took Tofacitinib. One should use this medicine with caution in patients who may be at increased risk for gastrointestinal perforation. One should promptly evaluate patients presenting with new onset abdominal symptoms for early identification of gastrointestinal perforation.

How is Tofacitinib administered?

The medicine Tofacitinib is administered orally via the mouth. One could take this medicine with or without food, and one should swallow the tablets whole and intact. Do not crush, split, or chew. 

What is Tofacitinib approved for?

The FDA approved the drug Tofacitinib for treating Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Ulcerative Colitis. 

How to store the medicine Tofacitinib?

One should store the medicine Tofacitinib at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C). 

Is Tofacitinib available in India?

The medicine Tofacitinib is a (prescription drug, doctor-prescribed medication, or health care professional-prescribed medicine) pharmaceutical drug that can be legally dispensed against a medical prescription.

Tofacitinib tablets can be made available through the network of authorized distributors in India. (Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, etc.)

Can you send the drug Tofacitinib to a foreign destination?

Buy generic Tofacitinib medicine online at the best/lowest price in India from a leading supplier. Indian Generic Medicines can assist in the delivery of this medicine; the doctor prescribed medication to the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, China, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, South Africa, Zambia, Pakistan, Qatar, Kuwait, Sweden, Hong kong, UAE, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan Afghanistan, Nepal, Japan, and many more countries.

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