Zeljanz Lawsuit

Zeljanz Lawsuit

Aronfeld Trial Lawyers is representing those how have sufferred Heart Problems, Stroke or Blood Clot Complications after using Zeljanz to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), or ulcerative colitis (UC)

FDA Safety Warning For Users Of Zeljanz

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new, required safety warnings to be added to prescribing information for Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR, including both 5mg twice daily dose and 10mg twice daily dose.

On September 01, 2021, the FDA issued an update to a previous safety communication regarding an increased risk for blood clots, cardiac effects, cancer, and death in patients who take Xeljanz or Xeljanz XR. The new communication indicates that the FDA has required that increased risk warning be added to prescribing information for the medication.


The latest announcement is based on completed results from a clinical safety study which show increased risk for cardiac effects when compared to other TNF inhibitors like Humira.

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About Xeljanz & Xeljanz XR

Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib) are prescription medications used to treat adults with the following conditions:

  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • psoriatic arthritis
  • ulcerative colitis

An overactive immune system contributes to rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. Tofacitinib (Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR) works by decreasing the activity of the immune system.

Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR are manufactured by Pfizer Inc., an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation.

Xeljanz Injuries and Side Effects

The FDA has linked Xeljanz to following serious side effects: cancer, cardiovascular events, and venous thromboembolism

Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events

Xeljanz has been linked to a greater rate of major adverse cardiovascular events, including:

  1. Cardiac arrest
  2. Cardiovascular death
  3. Congestive heart failure
  4. Coronary revascularization
  5. Myocardial infarction


The malignancies most frequently associated with Xeljanz include:

  1. Breast cancer
  2. Colon cancer
  3. Lung cancer
  4. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  5. Prostate cancer

Venous Thromboembolism

The adverse outcomes most associated with Xeljanz’s risk of blood clots include:

  1. Arterial thrombosis
  2. Cerebrovascular accident
  3. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  4. Ischemic stroke
  5. Pulmonary embolism
  6. Pulmonary thrombosis
  7. Transient ischemic attack

If you or a loved one are suffering from complications after taking Xeljanz or Xeljanz XR, you may be entitled to compensation. Our experienced defective drug and medical device attorneys can help. Click, Chat or call 866-597-4529​ 24/7 for a free case evaluation.

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