Several treatments were attempted but failed to manage the patient’s conditions, including proton pump inhibitors, topical steroids, a restricted diet, and infliximab (3 doses) for arthritis.
The FDA has approved Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib extended-release; Pfizer) for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis.
The patient had been diagnosed with mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis (UC) a month prior to presentation for which she was prescribed oral mesalamine.
The following article is a part of conference coverage from the 2019 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (AIBD) Meeting, being held in Orlando, Florida. The team at MPR will be reporting on the latest news and research conducted by leading experts gastroenterology. Check back for more from the 2019 AIBD Meeting. Combination biologic therapy may…
According to new research over 1 in 5 patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) should have started treatment with an advanced systemic therapy earlier in their disease.
In patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), tofacitinib, a Janus kinase inhibitor, was associated with improved short-term efficacy, when compared with vedolizumab, an integrin receptor antagonist. Findings were presented at the Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (AIBD) 2019 meeting in Orlando, Florida.
A recently published report presented at the 2019 AIBD Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, discussed the case of a patient who developed ulcerative colitis (UC) following treatment with Secukinumab for her psoriatic arthritis and highlighted a novel approach for the management of both of her conditions simultaneously.
Treatment with tofacitinib appears to have little impact on extraintestinal manifestations (EIMs) in patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC) and might even improve them, according to an analysis of the OCTAVE program. Findings were presented at the 2019 AIBD Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
Safety Alerts and Recalls
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved changes to the prescribing information for tofacitinib to include new warnings, including a Boxed Warning, regarding an increased risk of blood clots and death associated with the 10mg twice daily regimen. The update comes after a review of data from an ongoing safety clinical trial of tofacitinib…
Drugs in the Pipeline, News
The ORAL Shift study enrolled 694 RA patients who were inadequate responders to methotrexate alone.