new ORAL agent for rheumatoid arthritis, Xeljanz (ZEL-jans, tofacitinib)

You'll hear about a new ORAL agent for rheumatoid arthritis, Xeljanz (ZEL-jans, tofacitinib).

Think of Xeljanz as an alternative to methotrexate for reducing joint inflammation.

Expect to see Xeljanz added on when methotrexate doesn't work...or used instead when methotrexate can't be taken due to side effects.

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