Janus kinase inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis: Clinical applications

Jennifer Walker, Malcolm Smith

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Tofacitinib, an oral Janus kinase inhibitor, is an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Adverse effects are generally mild and include cytopenias and hyperlipidaemia. Opportunistic infections such as herpes zoster may occur with tofacitinib.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-160
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Prescriber
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes

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  • Molecular targeted therapy
  • Tofacitinib
  • rheumatoid arthritis


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