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Are Xeljanz and Humira the Same Thing?
Humira is also used to treat juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and plaque psoriasis, and to treat Crohn's disease after other drugs have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms.
Xeljanz may interact with aprepitant, bosentan, conivaptan, haloperidol, imatinib, isoniazid, St. John's wort, ticlopidine, antibiotics, antidepressants, antifungals, hepatitis C medications boceprevir or telaprevir, heart or blood pressure medicines, HIV or AIDS medicines, medications to treat excess stomach acid, medicines to prevent organ transplant rejection, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), other arthritis medications, seizure medications, and steroids.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Xeljanz?
Side effects of Xeljanz include:
Common side effects of Xeljanz include:
- upper respiratory tract infections,
- diarrhea, and
- cold symptoms such as sore throat, runny or stuffy nose.
Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Xeljanz including:
- feeling very tired,
- yellow skin or eyes (jaundice),
- loss of appetite,
- dark urine,
- clay-colored stool,
- skin rash,
- clay-colored stools,
- skin rash,
- fever or chills,
- night sweats,
- weight loss,
- changes in bowel habits,
- pain or burning when you urinate,
- sores in your mouth or throat,
- stabbing chest pain,
- shortness of breath,
- cough with mucus or blood, or
- skin redness or swelling.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Humira?
Side effects of Humira include:
- injection site reactions (redness, itching, pain, bruising, swelling, or bleeding),
- suffy nose,
- sinus pain, or
- stomach pain.
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Humira including:
- fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat,
- stomach pain,
- blood in the stools,
- mental/mood changes,
- severe headache,
- easy bruising or bleeding,
- dark urine,
- yellowing eyes and skin,
- leg pain or swelling,
- numbness or tingling of the arms/hands/legs/feet,
- unexplained muscle weakness,
- difficulty with speaking/chewing/swallowing/facial movements,
- vision changes,
- extreme fatigue,
- joint pain, or
- butterfly-shaped rash on the nose and cheeks.
What Is Xeljanz?
Xeljanz (tofacitinib citrate) is a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor used to treat adults with moderate to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have not responded well to methotrexate, or cannot tolerate it.
What Is Humira?
Humira (adalimumab) is an injectable protein (antibody) used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and plaque psoriasis. Humira is also used to treat Crohn's disease after other drugs have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms.
What Drugs Interact With Xeljanz?
Xeljanz may interact with aprepitant, bosentan, conivaptan, haloperidol, imatinib, isoniazid, St. John's wort, ticlopidine, antibiotics, antidepressants, antifungals, hepatitis C medications boceprevir or telaprevir, heart or blood pressure medicines, HIV or AIDS medicines, medications to treat excess stomach acid, medicines to prevent organ transplant rejection, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), other arthritis medications, seizure medications, or steroids. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.
What Drugs Interact With Humira?
Humira may interact with azathioprine or mercaptopurine. Asacol may also interact with pentamidine, tacrolimus, amphotericin B, antibiotics, antiviral medicines, cancer medicine, or aspirin or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
Humira may also interact with abatacept, anakinra, infliximab, etanercept, certolizumab pegol, golimumab, or rituximab.
How Should Xeljanz Be Taken?
The recommended dose of Xeljanz is 5 mg twice daily.
How Should Humira be Taken?
Humira is given by an injection under the skin. Your doctor will tell you how often to take an injection of Humira. This is based on your condition to be treated. Do not inject Humira more often than you were prescribed.
Do not try to inject Humira yourself until you have been shown the right way to give the injections. If your doctor decides that you or a caregiver may be able to give your injections of Humira at home, you should receive training on the right way to prepare and inject Humira.
Do not miss any doses of Humira unless your doctor says it is okay. If you forget to take Humira, inject a dose as soon as you remember. Then, take your next dose at your regular scheduled time. This will put you back on schedule.
In case you are not sure when to inject Humira, call your doctor or pharmacist.
If you take more Humira than you were told to take, call your doctor.
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