Doctors did not recommend this medication to the patients at a high risk of pulmonary embolism. PE (Pulmonary Embolism) is a kind of condition in which one or more arteries become blocked due to the blood clout.
What is and How to use Xeljanz?
Xeljanz indicated to use in the treatment of adults with severe or moderately active rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and ulcerative colitis. This medication can be also used as a monotherapy. Or it could be used with the combination of nonbiological DMARD`s (Disease Modifying Anti-rheumatic Drugs) and methotrexate.
How dangerous is Xeljanz?
Excess doses of this medication may lead someone towards certain cancer such as Lymphoma. Its high dose directly affects the immune system that`s the reason the risk of having cancer may increase. Also, this medication has severe side effects include Liver damage, severe infections, gastrointestinal bleeding, increased cholesterol and blood pressure Etc. So, before taking this medication, a proper guidance of your physician is essential.
Side Effects of Xeljanz
Patients with Xeljanz may experience a few common as well as rare side effects include:
- Common Cold
- Sore Throat
- Nasal Obstruction
- High Blood Pressure
Some serious side effects can also appear:
- Pulmonary Embolism
This medication can be taken by the patient with or without food after the proper guidance of the physician. Take the recommended dose according to the condition of disease, laboratory tests and valid prescription of your medical team. Do not start, stop or increase the dosages without the prescription of your doctor or pharmacist.