Medicine Overview of Jakavi Tablet
Uses of Jakavi Tablet
Jakavi 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis.
Side effects of Jakavi Tablet
Headache, Dizziness, Reduced blood platelets, Bruising, Anemia.
How to use Jakavi Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Jakavi 5mg Tablet at a fixed time.
How Jakavi Tablet works
Jakavi 5mg tablet is an anti-cancer medication. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps to stop or slow the spread of cancer cells.
In Depth Information on Jakavi Tablet
Expert advice for Jakavi Tablet
- You will be recommended frequent blood tests (every 2 to 4 weeks) and your doctor can change the dosage based on your test reports.
- Tell your doctor if you have or have had any infections such as tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis etc. or any disorders of the kidney, liver or any form of skin cancers.
- Do not take ruxolitinib before a dialysis treatment.
- Take necessary precautions as ruxolitinib may reduce the number of clot-forming cells (platelets) in your blood and the ability of your body to fight infection.
- Seek immediate medical attention if you experience unexplained bruising, sudden bleeding, unusual tiredness, difficulty in breathing, pale skin, frequent infections, fever, chills, prolonged coughing, increased sweating at night, sudden weight loss, loss of balance, difficulties in walking/coordination, speaking difficulties, clumsiness, difficulty in thinking, blurring of vision, weakness on one side of body, painful skin rashes with blisters or any unusual skin changes.
- Do not give ruxolitinib to children aged below 18 years.
- Do not drive or operate machinery after using ruxolitinib as it may cause dizziness.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Do not take if allergic to ruxolitinib or any of its ingredients.
Special precautions for Jakavi 5mg Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Jakavi 5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Jakavi 5mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation.+more
Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby....
Jakavi 5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or+more
decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Jakavi 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Jakavi 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Use of Jakavi 5mg Tablet is not advised in patients with moderate to severe kidney disease....
Use of Jakavi 5mg Tablet is not advised in patients with moderate to severe kidney disease.
Jakavi 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients wi+more
th liver disease. Dose adjustment of Jakavi 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
Frequently asked questions for Jakavi 5mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Ruxolitinib
Yes, Jakavi is approved for marketing in India.
User Submitted Feedback For Jakavi 5mg Tablet
What are you using this medicine for?
Chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis
Substitutes for Jakavi
No substitutes found for this medicine