Tofa Side Effects for Health

Tofa Side Effects for Health

Tofacitinib, a medication used to treat various conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, ulcerative colitis, and polyarticular course juvenile idiopathic arthritis, can cause a range of side effects. These side effects can vary in severity and may include both common and serious reactions.

Common Side Effects

Common side effects of tofacitinib may include:

  •     Upper respiratory tract infections (common cold, sinus infections)
  •     Headache
  •     Diarrhea
  •     Nasal congestion, sore throat, and runny nose (nasopharyngitis)
  •     High blood pressure (hypertension)
  •     Increased cholesterol levels
  •     Rash
  •     Shingles (herpes zoster)
  •     Fever
  •     Nausea
  •     Vomiting

Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects of tofacitinib may include:

  • Serious infections that may lead to hospitalization or death, particularly in patients taking concomitant immunosuppressants
  • Hepatitis B or C activation infection in people who carry the virus in their blood
  • Blood cell problems, such as anemia (low level of red blood cells)
  • Boxed warnings: serious infections, blood clots, cancer, and increased risk of death
  • Tears in the digestive tract
  • Allergic reaction
  • Increased risk of cancer (eg, lymphoma, lung cancer, non-melanoma skin cancer)
  • Increased risk of developing blood clots (eg, arterial thrombosis, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism)

Less Common Side Effects

Less common side effects of tofacitinib may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Belching
  • Burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  • Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  • Difficulty with moving
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Muscle pain or stiffness
  • Pain in the joints
  • Stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  • Tenderness in the stomach area
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Unusually warm skin

Incidence Not Known Side Effects

Side effects with an incidence not known may include:

  • Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  • Confusion
  • Dark urine
  • Decreased urination
  • Double vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Fainting
  • Hives or welts, rash
  • Inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  • Increase in heart rate
  • Labored breathing
  • Large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  • Light-colored stools
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • No blood pressure or pulse
  • Pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  • Pain, redness, swelling, or tenderness in the arms or legs
  • Pale skinPink growth
  • Persistent non-healing sore
  • Rapid breathing
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Reddish patch or irritated area of the skin
  • Shiny bump
  • Slow speech
  • Stopping of heart
  • Sunken eyes
  • Sweating
  • Thirst
  • Tingling of the hands or feet
  • Unconsciousness
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Unusual weight gain
  • Upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • White, yellow or waxy scar-like area
  • Wrinkled skin

It is essential for patients taking tofacitinib to be aware of these potential side effects and to consult your doctor if they experience any of them.

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