What is Jakavi 20Mg Tablet?
jakavi 20mg is a type of kinase inhibitor used to treat bone marrow problems like myelofibriosis and polycythemia vera in case there is an inadequate response or intolerance towards hydroxyurea. Its mechanism involves blocking substances involved in myelofibriosis, like JAK1 and JAK2.
It is advised that you should not use jakavi 20mg Tablet if you have allergy to it or any other ingredient used in it, or have any serious infection. You should also first consult a doctor before taking it if you are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant, or breastfeeding, on dialysis, taking any supplements, medication or herbal preparations, or have low white blood cells or low blood platelet count, anemia, or a history of liver problems, kidney problems, or skin cancer.
Uses of Jakavi Tablet
How to use Jakavi Tablet
How Jakavi Tablet works
- increased blood pressure
- increased cholesterol and triglycerides
- muscle spasms
Are there any other precautions or warnings for this medication?
Anemia: jakavi 20 mg side effects may cause low levels of red blood cells. If you experience symptoms of reduced red blood cell count (anemia) such as shortness of breath, feeling unusually tired, or pale skin, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Your doctor will do blood tests regularly to monitor the amounts of specific types of blood cells in your blood.
Bleeding: Ruxolitinib can reduce the number of platelet cells in the blood. Platelets help the blood to clot and if there aren’t enough, you may bleed more easily. If you notice signs of unusual bruising or bleeding (e.g., blood in urine, cuts that won’t stop bleeding, black stools, bleeding gums), contact your doctor.
Grapefruit juice: Grapefruit juice affects how ruxolitinib is removed from the body. It may cause too much of the medication to build up in the body and cause possibly harmful side effects. People should not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit at anytime while taking this medication for treatment.
Heart rhythm: Ruxolitinib can cause changes to the normal rhythm of the heart, including a decrease in heart rate and an irregular heartbeat.