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Does tofacitinib have any side effects?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Side effects may include headaches, inflammation of the nose and throat, upper respiratory infections, high blood pressure, diarrhea, and elevated cholesterol and liver enzymes.

Tofacitinib increases the risk for serious infections, lymphoma, and other cancers.

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