Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Xeljanz
  2. Xeljanz XR


Tofacitinib is used alone or together with other medicines (eg, DMARDs) to treat moderate to severely active rheumatoid arthritis, active psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis, ankylosing spondylitis, and polyarticular course juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pcJIA) in patients who have taken other medicines (eg, methotrexate) that did not work well.

Tofacitinib is a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor that works on the immune system.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet
  • Tablet, Extended Release
  • Solution