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FDA Warns About Xeljanz XR

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved new warnings about an increased risk of blood clots and death with the 10-mg, twice-daily dose of tofacitinib (Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR), which is used in patients with ulcerative colitis. The warning follows a review of interim data from an ongoing safety trial of tofacitinib in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

The FDA website has more information.