FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: XELJANZ

User Comments:

For Rheumatoid Arthritis “I have been taking Xeljanz 11mg once daly for a year now. It has given me much improvement. I have been able to cut my pain meds down to less than half. The swelling I experienced has completely gone. My RA is extremely severe advanced and I was having terrible problems with huge rheumatoid nodules on my tailbone and hands which had burst and were very painful. Since Xeljanz they have almost all healed, it truly is a miracle drug for me. The only problem is it is too expensive. They allowed me to get the medicine free under their hardship program all last year, but now they have not approved it for 2018 and I cannot afford over a thousand dollars a month for this med, I have congestive heart failure and am taking 20 other meds. So as much as this medicine helped me, until a generic is out there I am now out of this medicine unable to pay the steep price they demand.”

MBelle February 15, 2018

For Rheumatoid Arthritis “Been on 5 mg xeljanz for 3 months.down from 10 mg prednisone to 4.mg gained some use of my right elbow, pain level way down about 75 percent. Overall moods much improved.”

Rchat (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 30, 2018

For Rheumatoid Arthritis “I have been taking xeljanz for 7 weeks now. Not only it did not improve anything but each day it gets worse. I was happy to go to sleep before because that was the only time, I did not have much pain. Now, when I sleep, I am in pain and for a week or so now, I wake up with a horrible pain in my leg and I take 2 Tylenol and stay awake in bed till early morning when I can sleep a little. I am going to write to my rheumatologist to tell her that I think it’s insane to keep taking this medicine that makes my painworse, no doubt about it. I am sorry I did not do it before.”

Annalea22 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 14, 2018

For Rheumatoid Arthritis “I found that Xeljanz didn’t help my pain as much as Actemra injections and the fatigue was still awful.”

Sher7777777777 January 7, 2018

For Rheumatoid Arthritis “I have tried all the RA drugs available over the past 9 years. The last two drugs prior to Xeljanz. Humira 4 years and Enbril 6 months created neuropathy in both hands and feet. I never had much relief with either of the two shots. I have always taken prednisone. I started this 11 mg tablet 5 months, I’m walking up to 8,000 steps per day and feel less depressed and more energy, experiencing pain only with weather changes. The relief with this pill has been God sent. Only complaint is the cost, these drugs should be available to everyone at a reasonable cost, no different than the cost of insulin for a Diabetic. Drugs are made to promote quality of life, not lucrative life styles for the drug executives.”

Hopeful 57 January 5, 2018

For Rheumatoid Arthritis “Love it! Take awhile to work but the wait is worth it.”

Jo Jo Jo (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 17, 2017

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