Jakavi 5 mg Tablet is use in the treatment of chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis and Polycythemia vera.
Jakavi 5 mg Tablet can be take with or without food, but try to have it at the same time every day to get the most benefits.
Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it.
This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time.
You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised.
Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects.
It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. Read more : Jakavi 5 mg
some common side effects
Headache, dizziness, low platelet count are some common side effects of this medicine. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are require to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, kidney and lipid levels.
Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections.
Many other medicines can affect, or be affect by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using.
This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.
USES OF JAKAVI TABLET
Chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis
BENEFITS OF JAKAVI TABLET
In Polycythemia vera
Polycythemia vera is a type of blood cancer that causes excessive production of red blood cells.
This may lead to blood clot formation and lead to other serious health issues.
Jakavi 5mg Tablet kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells.
It is an effective, yet very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Avoid drinking alcohol or smoking while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
In Chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis
Chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis is a long-term problem that causes fibrous, or scar, tissue to form in the bone marrow.
The scarring means the bone marrow can’t work normally and produces fewer red blood cells and usually too many white blood cells.
Jakavi 5mg Tablet kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. You may experience some bothersome side effects.
Discuss with your doctor if you have any doubts.
SIDE EFFECTS OF JAKAVI TABLET
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Jakavi
- Low blood platelets
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
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. Jakavi 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW JAKAVI TABLET WORKS
Jakavi 5 mg 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.