XELJANZ / XELJANZ XR What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution?

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What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution?


Before taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

have an infection. See "What is the most important information I should know about XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution?"
are a current or past smoker.
have had any type of cancer.
have had a heart attack, other heart problems or stroke.
have had blood clots in the veins of your legs, arms, or lungs, or clots in the arteries in the past.
have liver problems.
have kidney problems.
have any stomach area (abdominal) pain or been diagnosed with diverticulitis or ulcers in your stomach or intestines.
have had a reaction to tofacitinib or any of the ingredients in XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution.
have recently received or are scheduled to receive a vaccine. People who take XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution should not receive live vaccines. People taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution can receive non-live vaccines.
plan to become pregnant or are pregnant. XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution may affect the ability of females to get pregnant. It is not known if this will change after stopping XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution. It is not known if XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution will harm an unborn baby.
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Pregnancy Registry: Pfizer has a registry for pregnant women who take XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution. The purpose of this registry is to check the health of the pregnant mother and her baby. If you are pregnant or become pregnant while taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution, talk to your healthcare provider about how you can join this pregnancy registry or you may contact the registry at 1-877-311-8972 to enroll.
plan to breastfeed or are breastfeeding. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution or breastfeed. You should not do both. After you stop your treatment with XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution do not start breastfeeding again until:
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18 hours after your last dose of XELJANZ/XELJANZ Oral Solution or
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36 hours after your last dose of XELJANZ XR

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution and other medicines may affect each other causing side effects.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:

any other medicines to treat your rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, ulcerative colitis or polyarticular course juvenile arthritis. You should not take tocilizumab (Actemra), etanercept (Enbrel), adalimumab (Humira), infliximab (Remicade), rituximab (Rituxan), abatacept (Orencia), anakinra (Kineret), certolizumab (Cimzia), golimumab (Simponi), ustekinumab (Stelara), secukinumab (Cosentyx), vedolizumab (Entyvio), ixekizumab (Taltz), azathioprine, cyclosporine, or other immunosuppressive drugs while you are taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution. Taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution with these medicines may increase your risk of infection.
medicines that affect the way certain liver enzymes work. Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure if your medicine is one of these.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

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What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution?

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution?


Before taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

have an infection. See "What is the most important information I should know about XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution?"
are a current or past smoker.
have had any type of cancer.
have had a heart attack, other heart problems or stroke.
have had blood clots in the veins of your legs, arms, or lungs, or clots in the arteries in the past.
have liver problems.
have kidney problems.
have any stomach area (abdominal) pain or been diagnosed with diverticulitis or ulcers in your stomach or intestines.
have had a reaction to tofacitinib or any of the ingredients in XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution.
have recently received or are scheduled to receive a vaccine. People who take XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution should not receive live vaccines. People taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution can receive non-live vaccines.
plan to become pregnant or are pregnant. XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution may affect the ability of females to get pregnant. It is not known if this will change after stopping XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution. It is not known if XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution will harm an unborn baby.
o
Pregnancy Registry: Pfizer has a registry for pregnant women who take XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution. The purpose of this registry is to check the health of the pregnant mother and her baby. If you are pregnant or become pregnant while taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution, talk to your healthcare provider about how you can join this pregnancy registry or you may contact the registry at 1-877-311-8972 to enroll.
plan to breastfeed or are breastfeeding. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution or breastfeed. You should not do both. After you stop your treatment with XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution do not start breastfeeding again until:
o
18 hours after your last dose of XELJANZ/XELJANZ Oral Solution or
o
36 hours after your last dose of XELJANZ XR

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution and other medicines may affect each other causing side effects.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:

any other medicines to treat your rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, ulcerative colitis or polyarticular course juvenile arthritis. You should not take tocilizumab (Actemra), etanercept (Enbrel), adalimumab (Humira), infliximab (Remicade), rituximab (Rituxan), abatacept (Orencia), anakinra (Kineret), certolizumab (Cimzia), golimumab (Simponi), ustekinumab (Stelara), secukinumab (Cosentyx), vedolizumab (Entyvio), ixekizumab (Taltz), azathioprine, cyclosporine, or other immunosuppressive drugs while you are taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution. Taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution with these medicines may increase your risk of infection.
medicines that affect the way certain liver enzymes work. Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure if your medicine is one of these.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

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What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution?

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution?


Before taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

have an infection. See "What is the most important information I should know about XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution?"
are a current or past smoker.
have had any type of cancer.
have had a heart attack, other heart problems or stroke.
have had blood clots in the veins of your legs, arms, or lungs, or clots in the arteries in the past.
have liver problems.
have kidney problems.
have any stomach area (abdominal) pain or been diagnosed with diverticulitis or ulcers in your stomach or intestines.
have had a reaction to tofacitinib or any of the ingredients in XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution.
have recently received or are scheduled to receive a vaccine. People who take XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution should not receive live vaccines. People taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution can receive non-live vaccines.
plan to become pregnant or are pregnant. XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution may affect the ability of females to get pregnant. It is not known if this will change after stopping XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution. It is not known if XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution will harm an unborn baby.
o
Pregnancy Registry: Pfizer has a registry for pregnant women who take XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution. The purpose of this registry is to check the health of the pregnant mother and her baby. If you are pregnant or become pregnant while taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution, talk to your healthcare provider about how you can join this pregnancy registry or you may contact the registry at 1-877-311-8972 to enroll.
plan to breastfeed or are breastfeeding. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution or breastfeed. You should not do both. After you stop your treatment with XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution do not start breastfeeding again until:
o
18 hours after your last dose of XELJANZ/XELJANZ Oral Solution or
o
36 hours after your last dose of XELJANZ XR

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution and other medicines may affect each other causing side effects.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:

any other medicines to treat your rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, ulcerative colitis or polyarticular course juvenile arthritis. You should not take tocilizumab (Actemra), etanercept (Enbrel), adalimumab (Humira), infliximab (Remicade), rituximab (Rituxan), abatacept (Orencia), anakinra (Kineret), certolizumab (Cimzia), golimumab (Simponi), ustekinumab (Stelara), secukinumab (Cosentyx), vedolizumab (Entyvio), ixekizumab (Taltz), azathioprine, cyclosporine, or other immunosuppressive drugs while you are taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution. Taking XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR/XELJANZ Oral Solution with these medicines may increase your risk of infection.
medicines that affect the way certain liver enzymes work. Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure if your medicine is one of these.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

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