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What is XELJANZ/​XELJANZ XR?

XELJANZ/​XELJANZ XR (tofacitinib) is a prescription medicine called a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor used to treat:

  • Adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis when medicines called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers did not work well or cannot be tolerated

It is not known if XELJANZ/​XELJANZ XR is safe and effective in children or in people with Hepatitis B or C.

XELJANZ/​XELJANZ XR is not recommended for people with severe liver problems.

Learn About Savings Options

If you have been prescribed XELJANZ and you are running into financial challenges, Pfizer has programs in place that may be able to help. See below for details.

If you have commercial insurance, you may qualify for a Co-Pay Savings Card. See limits, terms, and conditions. If your pharmacy does not accept the Co-Pay Savings Card, a rebate form is available. Eligibility is not based on income.

If you have government insurance, such as Medicare Part D, and you need financial assistance, we can also evaluate your eligibility for the Pfizer Patient Assistance Program*. If you are eligible, we will provide XELJANZ at no cost to you. See limits, terms, and conditions.

If you have no insurance and need financial assistance, we will evaluate your eligibility for the Pfizer Patient Assistance Program. If you are eligible we will provide you XELJANZ at no cost to you. See limits, terms, and conditions.

To speak with someone at XELSOURCE about your insurance coverage and medication costs for XELJANZ, call 1-844-935-5269 and say "Representative." *The Pfizer Patient Assistance Program is a joint program of Pfizer Inc. and the Pfizer Patient Assistance Foundation. The Pfizer Patient Assistance Foundation is a separate legal entity from Pfizer Inc. with distinct legal restrictions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Commercial patients prescribed XELJANZ or XELJANZ XR should call XELSOURCE at 1-844-935-5269 to determine if they qualify for a Co-Pay Savings Card. Terms and conditions can be accessed here.

When switching from XELJANZ to once-daily XELJANZ XR additional approvals may not be required. For more information, check with your insurance provider.

Health plans can change—so can your health insurance and prescription benefits. Once your new plan begins, XELSOURCE may help review your plan information, verify your coverage if needed, and assist with the Prior Authorization (PA) Prior Authorization: Is a process used by some health insurance companies to determine if they would cover a prescribed medication. process.

If your request is denied, you may be able to appeal the decision. Call XELSOURCE to learn more about the support programs that may be available to you.

To speak with a XELSOURCE specialist, call 1-844-935-5269, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am–8:00 pm ET.

Co-Pay Savings Card

Our Co-Pay Savings Card may reduce out-of-pocket cost for eligible, commercially-insured patients prescribed XELJANZ. Terms and conditions/eligibility requirements apply.

Prefer to receive your Co-Pay Savings Card via text message? Enroll in the XSAVINGS Co-Pay Program for XELJANZ by texting XPROGRAM to 50336.*

To activate your card, call 1-844-935-5269
and say “Activate.”

*Mobile Terms and Conditions Apply. Msg and data rates may apply. Text HELP for info, STOP to opt out.

CO-PAY SAVINGS CARD

For eligible underinsured or uninsured patients, XELSOURCE may offer financial assistance through the Pfizer Patient Assistance Program. Call XELSOURCE to learn more about these programs. Terms and conditions/eligibility requirements apply.