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Xeljanz patient assistance program

Have you been prescribed Xeljanz? Do you need assistance to pay for your prescription? With our help, you may be able to get your Xeljanz medication for just $49 per month.*

By working directly with your healthcare provider, we help you enroll in patient assistance programs for prescription medications. Once you have completed your enrollment application through Prescription Care, we will handle the full process for you, helping you get easy and affordable access to the medications you need, without any hassle and stress. 

Your monthly Xeljanz cost savings if eligible

If we determine that you may be eligible for the Xeljanz patient assistance program, you could receive your prescription for just $49 per month. This flat fee could save you the following each month:

$4,690.00
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$4,641.00
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care
$4,800.00
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$4,751.00
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care

Am I eligible for the Xeljanz patient assistance program?

To be eligible for the Xeljanz patient assistance program you will need to meet the eligibility criteria. At Prescription Care, we review every application individually, although the main factors considered by most programs are:

  • US residency
  • Combined household income
  • Insurance status
General income criteria
  • Up to $36,000
  • Up to $50,000
  • Up to $100,000

How do I apply for the Xeljanz patient assistance program? 

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Xeljanz patient assistance program, through our simple and straightforward process. Start by completing your enrollment application with us online. You will need to tell us about any medications you’re taking, including Xeljanz. You must also provide other information that’s needed by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication. This includes details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. 

Once we determine if you may be eligible for Xeljanz assistance, we’ll handle the full enrollment process for you. We will even request your Xeljanz medication refills on your behalf for up to one year, once you are in the program. 

Is Prescription Care a Xeljanz coupons provider?

Prescription Care is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Xeljanz patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Xeljanz coupon, a Xeljanz discount card, or a Xeljanz copay card provider. 

Please note that if you are looking for coupons for Xeljanz or cheap Xeljanz, you will likely save more with Prescription Care. This is compared to printable Xeljanz manufacturer coupons, Xeljanz discounts, rebates, Xeljanz savings cards, trial offers, or free Xeljanz samples. With Prescription Care, you will never pay more than $49 per month.

Can Prescription Care help me get Xeljanz if I have insurance? 

Apply online to understand your potential eligibility for the Xeljanz patient assistance program.  At Prescription Care, we review each application on its own merits, meaning we may be able to assist you in a variety of circumstances including if your insurance company won’t pay for your Xeljanz medication. We may even be able to assist if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility, or if you don’t have insurance. Apply online to find out more.

How much is Xeljanz with insurance?

Xeljanz prices with insurance vary by healthcare plan. Your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Contact either to find out what you may need to pay. 

How much does Xeljanz cost without insurance?

Xeljanz prices without insurance will vary depending on the amount you buy and your chosen retailer. A pack of 60, 5 mg, or 10 mg Xeljanz tablets will cost around $5,500. Please note that this price is just a guide. 

What is Xeljanz?

Xeljanz is a prescription medication given to adults to treat the following inflammatory autoimmune diseases:

  • Moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults who have previously not responded well to a medication called methotrexate
  • Moderate to severe psoriatic arthritis in adults who have previously not responded well to a medication called methotrexate or to other disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs
  • Moderate to severe ulcerative colitis in adults who have previously not responded well to TNF blocker medications

Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory autoimmune diseases. They’re caused by your immune system mistakenly attacking healthy parts of your body, causing inflammation. These diseases are chronic conditions, meaning they’re long-lasting. You may have periods where your symptoms are mild or even disappear (remission), and then periods where your symptoms get worse (flares or flare-ups). 

Xeljanz reduces the amount of inflammation your immune system causes, giving you relief from your symptoms. You can take Xeljanz by itself, or with some other medications for your condition.

Xeljanz active ingredients

The active ingredient in Xeljanz is called tofacitinib. It reduces the amount of inflammation in your body. Tofacitinib works by blocking the action of two enzymes in your body called janus kinase 1 (JAK1) and janus kinase 3 (JAK 3). These two enzymes are used by your immune system to trigger inflammation. By blocking these enzymes, tofacitinib reduces how much inflammation your immune system can cause.

Xeljanz side effects & Xeljanz drug interactions

The most common side effects caused by Xeljanz include:

  • Headaches
  • Diarrhea
  • Rashes
  • Common cold symptoms, like a sore throat, a runny nose, and nasal congestion
  • An increase in upper respiratory tract infections (common cold and sinus infections)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Shingles (herpes zoster infection)
  • Increased cholesterol levels


Occasionally, Xeljanz can cause more serious side effects, although this is rare. They include:

  • Severe allergic reactions to the medication
  • An increased risk of serious infections
  • An increased risk of developing certain cancers, including lymphoma and other skin cancers
  • An increased risk of blood clots in your veins and arteries (deep vein thrombosis) and in your lungs (pulmonary embolism)
  • A risk of death in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are over 50 and who have at least one heart disease risk factor 
  • Tears (perforations) forming in your stomach or intestines.
  • Reactivating hepatitis B or C infections if you’re a carrier of the virus
  • Changes in certain laboratory test results, including changes in lymphocyte and neutrophil white blood cells counts, lower red blood cell counts, and increased muscle enzyme counts


The medication can also interact with the following:

  • Any other medications you’re taking for your condition, including tocilizumab (Actemra), etanercept (Enbrel), adalimumab (Humira), infliximab (Remicade), rituximab (Rituxan), abatacept (Orencia), anakinra (Kineret), certolizumab (Cimzia), golimumab (Simponi), ustekinumab (Stelara), secukinumab (Cosentyx), vedolizumab (Entyvio), azathioprine, or cyclosporine
  • Any other medications that can affect your immune system, like TNF inhibitors, azathioprine, mercaptopurine, cyclosporine, or tacrolimus
  • Any medications that affect the way your liver enzymes work
  • Any antibiotics
  • Any corticosteroids
  • Any treatments for fungal infections, particularly fluconazole or ketoconazole

Xeljanz warnings & precautions

Don’t take Xeljanz if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient tofacitinib
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Xeljanz 
  • Have a severe infection, like as bloodstream infection or active tuberculosis
  • Have severe liver problems
  • Are under 18 years of age

Talk to your doctor before taking Xeljanz if you:

  • Have a current infection
  • Have any liver problems
  • Have any kidney problems
  • Have ever had a blood clot
  • Have any stomach pain or diagnosed stomach conditions, like diverticulitis or ulcers in your stomach or intestines
  • Have recently had a vaccine or are about to have one
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
  • Are over 65 years of age

*Qualifying persons may obtain medications directly from patient assistance programs without any out-of-pocket cost (or for less than $49 per medication). However, our monthly flat rate of just $49 per medication spares you the hassle of tracking down the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program.

Enrollees enjoy a full-service solution, as Prescription Care assists them and their physicians with the entire process. We prepare all required documents for the physician to sign, help enrollees manage all prescription refills, monitor eligibility criteria, and maintain enrollment.

**If you do not receive medications because you were determined to be ineligible for the prescription assistance by the applicable pharmaceutical companies and you have a letter of denial, we will refund any fees you paid toward medications for which you did not qualify to receive prescription assistance (Refund).

To receive a Refund, you must send the letter of denial to us by fax to 866-262-2603, or by e-mail to [email protected] within 30 days of your receipt of such letter. The Refund is your sole and exclusive remedy for any fees you may wish to dispute.


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