Jakavi 5 mg Tablet is use in the treatment of chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis and Polycythemia vera.
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.
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 required 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 affected 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
- Polycythemia vera
- 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.
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)
- Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.
- Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
How it works
This medicine works by blocking certain enzymes responsible for blood cell production.