Stay Alert for Safety Issues With Xeljanz and Other "JAK Inhibitors"

Questions will pop up about the safety of "Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors"...Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR, and Olumiant.

There's an uptick in the use of these specialty meds for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases...since they're taken orally.

Now there's a boxed warning about an increased risk of blood clots with Xeljanz or Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib). Olumiant (baricitinib) also carries this warning.

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