New Medication


Hello Everyone,

I have RA and am currently on Tocilizumab Injection & Naproxen. It helps a little but obviously with the condition I have my good and bad flare up days. I've hurt my wrist as my joints are weak, after seeing the specialist on Monday they inform me that the end of my bones are eroding. They have suggested I try this New Medication called Jax inhibitor. Has anyone else been offered this or is anyone tried it and its helped?


Dawn 😊


  • PeterJ
    PeterJ Administrator Posts: 913

    Hello @Rainbowdivauk and welcome to the community. We are a friendly and supportive group and I am hope that you will find that as well.

    I understand that you have rheumatoid arthritis and are about to try JAK inhibitor. We have some information on this on our website which you might find to be of interest, see the links below.

    Please do keep posting and let us know how you are getting on and I am sure that others will connect with you to share their thoughts and experiences as well.

    With very best wishes

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,731

    Hi @Rainbowdivauk ,

    I have RA but I'm not on a Jak inhibitor. This isn't one drug but a whole class of newer ones which are supposed to be very good for RA. My view would be that, yes, all new meds are a bit scary but, if your rheumatologist thinks you should be on it when there are other, cheaper meds available, (s)he must have a good reason. Personally, I'd go for it.

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  • Bella59
    Bella59 Member Posts: 33

    Hi Dawn there are a few jak inhibitors,barcitinib,tofacitinib have been on them,but they did not work for me.I have just started a newer one filgotinib time will tell but keeping my fingers crossed this one will work for me.I also injecting methotrexate 15mg.I hope you get one that will help you.

  • Ellen
    Ellen Moderator Posts: 1,694

    Don't know whether this thread by @Saltmarsh

    might interest you too:

    Best wishes and please do let us know how you get on