What is XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR?

Want to learn more about XELJANZ? Meet Janet, Jared, Alison, Lisa, and David. We reached out to these five XELJANZ patients to ask them to share their stories, and compensated them for their time. Individual results may vary.

Janet’s Story

Listen to your body, talk to your doctor. Help may be out there, you just have to find it.

Janet lives in Birmingham, AL, with her husband, Jeremy. Their children no longer live at home, but they aren’t empty nesters—their dogs are a big part of the family. Diagnosed with moderate to severe RA right before her 40th birthday, Janet tried several treatments, including NSAIDs and methotrexate, but every time the joint pain kept coming back. Then she asked her doctor about XELJANZ. Having found treatment that worked for her—first on XELJANZ and now XELJANZ XR—she wants to share her journey with other patients.

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Jared’s Story

With XELJANZ and my RA treatment plan, I feel that I’ve reached my goal of managing my RA symptoms.

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Jared works in emergency management and lives in Old Bridge, NJ. After being diagnosed with moderate to severe RA, Jared worked with his doctor to create a treatment plan designed to help manage his RA symptoms and improve his ability to perform common daily tasks. He tried several treatments, including steroids and methotrexate, but the joint pain kept coming back. Then his rheumatologist suggested XELJANZ. They discussed the risks and benefits of taking XELJANZ, as well as the need to regularly monitor certain lab results. In the first month after starting XELJANZ, Jared started seeing improvement in his RA symptoms. Within 6 months, he was able to perform common daily activities with less joint pain.

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XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR may cause serious side effects. Learn more about the most Important Risk Information you should know about XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR.

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Alison’s Story

I was so relieved that we found something that was working. And I started being able to do more things with my daughter.

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Alison is an elementary school speech therapist who lives in Woodstock, GA. Diagnosed with RA when she was 19, Alison had tried a variety of treatments and still suffered from severe RA joint pain and symptoms. Quite often, her RA symptoms fluctuated between extremes. While she has a great relationship with her doctor, it took her some time to learn how to verbalize the joint pain she was experiencing. Alison started on XELJANZ after it became available and has since switched to once-daily XELJANZ XR.

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Lisa’s Story

I saw an article for XELJANZ, another type of drug for RA. And it was in pill form.

Lisa a financial manager who lives in Lewisville, NC, with her husband Malcom. Her friends say she’s a go-getter who never lets anything stand in her way. From the moment she wakes up, Lisa is always on the go. When Lisa was first diagnosed with RA, her symptoms were “off the charts.” She began treatment on methotrexate while taking prednisone, but her symptoms still progressed. Then she asked her doctor about XELJANZ. After he explained the serious and common side effects of treating with XELJANZ, her doctor prescribed her XELJANZ.

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David’s Story

Now that I’m taking XELJANZ, I look forward to camping trips, gardening, and hiking.

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David is a retired airport maintenance supervisor in Clemmons, NC. A self-described handyman, he likes to do things with his hands—such as working with electronics. He also enjoys short hikes with his wife Barbara. He was diagnosed with moderate to severe RA in the mid 1990s. In 2000, he started taking methotrexate. It helped—initially, but his RA symptoms quickly returned. Later, David was prescribed XELJANZ. When he experienced a respiratory infection, he had to stop taking XELJANZ until it was resolved. Once the infection was cleared he resumed treatment with XELJANZ.

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XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR may cause serious side effects. Learn more about the most Important Risk Information you should know about XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR.

Real Patient Stories. Janet, Jared, Alison, Lisa, and David have been compensated for their appearances.

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Real Patient Stories. Janet, Jared, Alison, Lisa, and David have been compensated for their appearances.

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