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11-11-2014, 08:49 PM   #1
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Does anyone know anything about Xeljanz?

I saw a commercial for Xeljanz for RA. Knowing that a lot of meds that are used for both RA and Crohn's, I was wondering if Xeljanz could help Crohn's Disease?
11-14-2014, 10:53 AM   #2
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I have never heard of that drug being used for crohn's.
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11-14-2014, 11:03 AM   #3
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It's in clinical trial but looks to work for crohns and likely to be approved. http://www.crohnsforum.com/wiki/Xeljanz
11-14-2014, 01:14 PM   #4
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The only concern I have with Xeljanz being used for IBD treatment is the side effect of intestinal and stomach perforations. Since this is already a risk with IBD by itself, it seems a bit risky. Although, if it works then side effects are just a part of the game.
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11-14-2014, 01:39 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for your input. The information about the intestinal perforations has definitely got me rethinking even the idea of this medication. I don't know how I missed that one.
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