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Information on how to access XELJANZ®▼ (tofacitinib citrate) prescribing information and adverse event reporting can be found at the bottom of the page.

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XELJANZ demonstrates efficacy in patients who have previously failed TNFi agents1

Remission in patients with and without prior TNFi failure during induction1

Regardless of prior TNFi use, XELJANZ was more effective than placebo at 10 mg BID1

Central reading of endoscopic findings was used for eligibility and primary and key secondary efficacy endpoint analyses.1 
In OCTAVE Induction 1, patients had a mean Total Mayo score of 9 at baseline (n=598). 51% had previously failed TNFi; 75% corticosteroids; 74% immunosuppressant therapy. Previous treatment failure was determined by the investigator. 
In OCTAVE Induction 2, patients had a mean Total Mayo score of 9 at baseline (n=541). 52% had previously failed TNFi; 71% corticosteroids; 69% immunosuppressant therapy. Previous treatment failure was determined by the investigator.
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Remission of patients with and without prior TNFi failure during maintenance1

Regardless of prior TNFi use, XELJANZ was more effective than placebo at both 5 mg and 10 mg BID1

Central reading of endoscopic findings was used for eligibility and primary and key secondary efficacy endpoint analyses.1
Patients had a mean Total Mayo score of 3.3 at the baseline of OCTAVE Sustain (n=593). 45% of patients had failed previously failed TNFi; 75% corticosteroids; 70% immunosuppressant therapy.1

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BID=twice daily; TNFi=tumour necrosis factor inhibitor.

Prescribing Information:
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Xeljanz (tofacitinib citrate) Prescribing Information (Great Britain) - 5mg film-coated tablets
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Xeljanz (tofacitinib citrate) Prescribing Information (Great Britain) - 10mg film-coated tablets
Xeljanz (tofacitinib citrate) Prescribing Information (Northern Ireland) -  5mg and 10mg film-coated tablets


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1. Dubinsky MC et al. Poster presented at: World Congress of Gastroenterology at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting; October 13–18, 2017, Orlando, FL, USA.
PP-XEL-GBR-3121. August 2021

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XELJANZ Risk Minimisation Programme (RMP) materials, including a Patient Alert Card, Prescriber Checklists and a Prescriber Brochure are available from https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/. Patients treated with XELJANZ should be given the Patient Alert Card.

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