The increased risk of blood clots observed with Xeljanz / Xeljanz XR was associated with the 10 mg twice daily dose, according to the postmarketing study. FDA noted that the same increased risk was also observed in the post-marketing trial Pfizer was required to conduct following the first approval of Xeljanz in 2012.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: Our lawyers are currently wishing to speak with anyone who has developed a blood clot or other serious side effect after taking Xeljanz rheumatoid arthritis medication. If you or a loved one has been injured, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What is Xeljanz?
Manufactured and marketed by Pfizer Inc., Xeljanz is an FDA-approved prescription drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The medication is thought to work by inhibiting a signaling pathway known as the “JAK pathway” inside cells associated with RA. Xeljanz was first approved by the FDA in 2012.
Xeljanz is required to carry a “black box” warning — the strongest warning available under U.S. law — regarding an increased risk of “serious infection leading to hospitalization or death; pulmonary and extrapulmonary TB, invasive fungal infections, and other opportunistic infections.” Most of these infections have been reported in conjunction with immunosuppressants; FDA advises physicians to screen for latent TB infection before and during treatment with Xeljanz.
Pulmonary Embolism Symptoms
- Sudden shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Chest pain or pain in your back
- Coughing up blood
- Excessive sweating
- Clammy or bluish colored skin
Xeljanz Side Effects
- Blood clots
- Pulmonary embolism (PE)
- Other cancers
- Opportunistic infections
- Extrapulmonary tuberculosis
- Invasive fungal infections
- Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and/or skin)
- Skin rash
- And more
Do I Have a Xeljanz Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Xeljanz side effects lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new blood clot injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were harmed by Xeljanz, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a lawsuit and our lawyers can help.