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How long does it take for Xeljanz to get out of your system after you stop taking it?

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susan36439 18 Oct 2017

I am trying to find out how long it takes for Xeljanz XR to get out of your system because I am trying to have surgery on my foot and the Podiatrist is concerned about how long it will be out of my system so he can do durgery. I have Goggle and went to the direct website for Xeljanz but, i can't find an answer. Thanks!

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Nitrobunny 18 Oct 2017

I was able to find this:

After an oral dose of Xeljanz, peak plasma concentrations are reached within 0.5 to 1 hour. Elimination half-life is approximately 3 hours, and a dose-proportional increase in systemic exposure was observed in the therapeutic dose range. Steady state concentrations are achieved in 24 to 48 hours.

susan36439 18 Oct 2017

Thank you!

Nitrobunny 18 Oct 2017

You’re welcome! Best of luck with your surgery and a speedy recovery.

Nitrobunny 18 Oct 2017

I don’t know the actual half-life although I’m sure the information is online however when I stopped taking it, the side effects were completely gone in about three weeks. The headache was gone in a few days but the intestinal pain took longer to pass. That’s just my personal experience. I was taking the extended release version of the drug.

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Mammacee 21 June 2018

I have just stopped taking as well. I got headaches, joint pain, nauseated and at time threw up. Stomach pains and diarrhea. I had shortn of breath and hoarseness as well as I broke out on my face and back. Recently I got extreme joint pain where I couldn’t lift my entire right leg or toes. I took any pain meds I could try and stop pain and the next day had a fever of 103.5 that I couldn’t get down. I got all this side effects around 3-4 weeks after starting xelganz xr. I was scared. Now hoping side effects stop very soon.

mikmagkat 18 Oct 2017

Hi, I do not know the answer to your question. It would help if you could give more information as to the reasons and/or side effects that caused you to stop taking this drug.

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