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What is XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR?

Track Your Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms

The only way to know if XELJANZ or XELJANZ XR, taken with a nonbiologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) like methotrexate, could be an option for you is to talk to your doctor about how you are doing on your current treatment. That conversation may help you both decide if XELJANZ or XELJANZ XR could help reduce some of your psoriatic arthritis symptoms.

In 3 simple steps, we’ll help you prepare for a more productive conversation with your doctor about how your psoriatic arthritis symptoms may be impacting your daily life and activities.

This tracker is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare provider. This is not intended to be used as a diagnostic tool. Decisions regarding patient care must be made with a healthcare provider, considering the unique characteristics of the patient.

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Track Your Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms

Step 1 of 3: Is Psoriatic Arthritis Impacting Your Daily Activities?

Of course, you may have good days and bad days. But your doctor needs to know if your active psoriatic arthritis is affecting your ability to perform common daily activities.

Select any task and rate how difficult it is for you to perform it.

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Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment Types

There are a number of ways to treat active psoriatic arthritis. And while there’s no cure for it, medication may help reduce the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis.

Here are examples of some treatment types for active psoriatic arthritis:

CORTICOSTEROIDS

Corticosteroids, also known as steroids, are used on a short-term basis to help with inflammation.

How they are prescribed
Pill or an injection into a muscle or directly into an affected joint

NSAIDs

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used to help with joint pain and inflammation.

How they are prescribed
Pill

DMARDs

Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) work to reduce the body's overactive immune and/or inflammatory processes that cause psoriatic arthritis symptoms such as joint pain and swelling.

The DMARD family can be classified as the following:

NONBIOLOGIC DMARDs

Traditional nonbiologic DMARDs, like methotrexate, are often prescribed at the time of diagnosis. Oral synthetic small molecules are another class of nonbiologic DMARDs.

One of the options available includes the Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors. JAK inhibitors work by blocking JAK enzymes located within cells.

How they are prescribed
Injection or pill

XELJANZ/XELJANZ XR is a JAK inhibitor and available as an oral pill.

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BIOLOGIC DMARDs

Biologic DMARDs are proteins manufactured using recombinant DNA technology. They are immunosuppressants that target and block the action of cells or chemicals that enable the immune system to cause inflammation.

Types of biologic DMARDs include tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFis) and non-TNFis.

How they are prescribed
Injection or infusion

SURGERY

While surgery is not for everyone, it may be an option for people with severe joint damage that limits joint function.

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