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Has Anyone Here Heard Your Doctors Talk About JAK Inhibitors?

Has Anyone Here Heard Your Doctors Talk About JAK Inhibitors?

Has anyone here heard you doctors talk about JAK inhibitors? If so can I hear about it. I'm doing research on it. Need more good medicine in Canada. Not just biologics!

A myRAteam Member said:

I have been on Rinvoq Since April 2021 as it is my last choice as over the past 25 yrs everything either stopped working or did not work
This Jak inhibitor has been approved by Health Canada and the Pharmaceutical company now must negotiate with each province accepting this new medication.
Presently Abbie ccovers the cost in Alberta until they negotiate with AHA.
Here's the problem it costs $6000.00
For 30 pills which is delivered by Purolator monthly.
They might be coming out with new treatments but really it works out to over $109,000 a year for the cost.
Rather ridiculous when it most likley cost a few dollars to produce.

posted 6 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have been on all three, Xeljanz worked the best but then my live enzymes went up and I went to half a dose but it wasn't working as well. I tried Olumiant but it was only released at half a dose so it didn't work. Then I tried Rinvoq but it didn't work as well as the Xeljanz. I decided to try the Xeljanz again and monitor it better believing it could have been one of the other meds I am on that effected my liver. So far so good - only been on it for a month. Hope this helps. There is more info on this site about them. Good luck!
Mary

edited, originally posted 5 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I also started. Xeljanz about 5 months ago in combination with methotrexate. I feel better. I was on Remaciad for 25 yrs but developed side effects. I’m 69 now. Been blessed meds have helped, but have had many many surgeries to correct deformed hands,& feet, wrists. Just had my ankle replacement redone by a wonderful surgeon. I was considering amputation until I found him. I’m actually pain free , the first time in 35 years.

edited, originally posted 4 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Oh Yes within 3 weeks my 3rd attack of Shingles I was rather upset ss when it happened I was finally able to get my Shingles Vaccine now I have to wait till May 2022 then 2 stomach and colon infections otherwise nothing has fallen off I have lab work every 4 weeks I also can get the report on the AHA medical records site so if I feel crappy and I see my lab is off I call my Dr

posted 6 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Have you had any side effects? Does it work better?

posted 6 months ago
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