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Xeljanz Dosage and Administration
Everything You Need to Know

Although various doses of the rheumatoid arthritis drug Xeljanz (generic: tofacitinib) have been studied, the recommended dose of the medication is 5 mg twice daily. The recommended dose for Xeljanz XR is 11 mg once daily.
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How Do I Take Xeljanz?

You should take Xeljanz Oral Solution twice daily with or without food. XELJANZ XR should be taken once daily with or without food. Swallow the tablets whole, and do not crush, split, or chew.

What is the Best Time of Day to Take Xeljanz?

You can take Xeljanz any time of day, but try to stick to the same time each day. If you are prescribed Xeljanz XR, keep in mind that it’s an extended-release tablet – as the tablet passes through your digestive system, it releases the tofacitinib slowly over time.

How Long Does it Take for Xeljanz to Kick In?

Xeljanz is designed to start working within 3 days, providing a significant improvement in rheumatoid arthritis or ulcerative colitis symptoms. The Phase III OCTAVE Induction 1 and 2 trials found a significant improvement in symptoms within 2 weeks of beginning treatment with Xeljanz.

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What is Xeljanz 5mg Used For?

Xeljanz 5mg is used to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis when 1 or more tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers have been used and did not work well or cannot be tolerated.

How Do You Take Xeljanz 11mg?

The recommended dose of Xeljanz 11 mg prolonged-release tablets is one dose administered daily, which should not be exceeded. No dose adjustment is required when used in combination with methotrexate (MTX).

Can You Take Xeljanz Once a Day?

For rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, the recommended dose of Xeljanz is 5 mg twice daily. Xeljanz XR can be taken in an 11 mg dose once daily.

What are the 3 Rules to Follow for Taking Prescription Drugs Safely?

  1. Read the directions on the product’s labeling and ask your doctor how much you should take and when.
  2. Never skip taking your medication.
  3. Talk to your doctor before stopping or switching your medicine.

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