FAQs ABOUT TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET
What is TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET and why is it prescribed?
TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET contains tofacitinib, which belongs to the group of medicines called immunosuppressants. It is used to treat inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (chronic inflammatory diseases of the joints that cause pain and swelling), psoriatic arthritis (arthritis that affects people who have psoriasis), ulcerative colitis (inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract) and ankylosing spondylitis (inflammatory disease that causes the bones in the spine to fuse).TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET is also used to treat polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis and juvenile psoriatic arthritis, which cause pain and inflammation of joints in children. TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET is used together with drugs such as methotrexate when previous rheumatoid arthritis treatment was not sufficient or was not well tolerated.
What should I know before starting to take TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET?
TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET can lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections. Do not start stating TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET if you have any kind of infection, a history of infection or are at risk of developing one. Consult with your doctor before taking TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET.
Can TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET be taken by pregnant or breastfeeding women?
TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET is not recommended for use by pregnant or breastfeeding women. If you are a woman of childbearing age, effective birth control methods must be used during treatment with TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET and for at least 4 weeks after the last dose. Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while taking TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Is TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET used by children?
TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET is used to treat polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis and juvenile psoriatic arthritis, which cause pain and inflammation of joints in children over 2 years of age. Ask for your doctor’s advice before giving it to your child.
Do I need to undergo routine diagnostic tests while taking TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET?
Your doctor might check you regularly for the levels of white blood cells and red blood cells in your blood while you take TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET. He must also check his cholesterol levels and liver and kidney functions regularly.
How do I manage if I forget to take a dose of TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET?
If you forgot to take a dose of TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET, then do not take the missed dose between meals. Continue taking your medication as usual until your next scheduled dose and meal. Do not take a double dose of TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET to make up for a forgotten dose. Consult your doctor for advice.
Can TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET be used safely on elderly patients?
Patients aged 65 years and older may be at increased risk of infections, heart attacks and some types of cancer; therefore, TOFASHINE 5MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients above the age of 65 years. Consult with your doctor before taking it.