How Tofacitinib works
Tofacitinib is an Janus kinase inhibitor. It works by blocking the action of the enzyme, Janus kinase. This decreases inflammation and joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis.
Common side effects of Tofacitinib
Upper respiratory tract infection, Headache, Sore throat, Diarrhea, Nasal congestion (stuffy nose), Runny nose, High blood pressure
How should I take Tofacitinib ?
You should take Tofacitinib exactly as directed by your doctor. It should be started by doctors who have experience in administering cancer medicines. Take it once a day with or without food. Do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit during your treatment with Tofacitinib , as the chances of side effects may be more.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
If you miss a dose of Tofacitinib by less than 12 hours, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it and then take the next dose at the scheduled time. However, if you miss a dose by more than 12 hours, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
In case of emergency/overdose
In case of overdose, call the poison control helpline. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can't be awakened, immediately call a doctor.