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Xeljanz Adult

Tofacitinib - Dosage and How to Use

How should Tofacitinib be used?

​Tofacitinib should be taken as prescribed by the doctor. The usual dose is one tablet twice daily, taken at the same time daily. The tablets can be taken with or without food. Your doctor may reduce the dose if you have liver or kidney problems. You should not increase the dose without consulting your doctor first. You may start to see improvement within a few weeks, but it may take several months to experience its full benefit.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you forget to take the tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the forgotten dose. Resume the next dose at the regular timing. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.

What should I do if I overdose?

Tofacitinib - Additional Information

If you have further questions about Tofacitinib, do contact your doctor / pharmacist or specialty nurse.

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