What is Jakavi 5 mg Tablet ?
Jakavi belongs to the group of medications called antineoplastics, or anti-cancer medications. Jakavi, an oral medication, contains Ruxolitinib as an active ingredient. It is a prescription drug that should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. Do not share the medicine with others, since they may be suffering from a problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.
Jakavi 5mg Tablets Uses :
Jakavi is indicated for treatment of patients with intermediate or high-risk Myelofibrosis (MF), including primary MF, post–polycythemia vera MF and post–essential thrombocythemia MF.
Jakavi Ruxolitinib 5 mg Tablets Work :
Ruxolitinib, works by blocking a group of enzymes known as Janus kinases (JAKs), which are involved in the production and growth of blood cells. In myelofibrosis and polycythaemia vera, there is too much JAK activity, leading to the abnormal production of blood cells. These blood cells migrate to organs including the spleen, causing them to become enlarged. By blocking JAKs, Jakavi reduces the abnormal production of blood cells, thereby reducing the symptoms of the diseases.
Jakavi 5 mg Tablets Side – Effects :
When you take this cancer medicine, it’s important to be aware of changes in your body and how you feel. This medicine can cause some side effects. Side effects can range from mild to severe and the risk of getting side effects varies from person to person. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur :
Common Side Effects : Headache ; Dizziness ; Tiredness ; Weakness ; Shortness of breath ; Weight gain ; Gas ; Constipation ; Shingles ; High Cholesterol ; Diarrhea ; Nosebleed etc.
Serious Side Effects : Unusual bleeding or bruising ; Low blood cell counts ; Infection ; Anemia ; Cloudy urine ; Small, red or purple spots on the skin etc.
This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Jakavi 5 mg – Storage Details :
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner. The major instructions one should follow while storing Ruxolitinib Tablets include:
- Store Ruxolitinib tablets in a cool and dry place (Not in refrigerator).
• Discard the medicine if its expiry date has crossed.
• Keep this cancer medicine away from the reach of children or pets.
• A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half meters above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
• Keep your tablets in the original container until it is time to take them.
• Do not store Jakavi 5mg or any other medicine in the bathroom or near the kitchen sink. Do not leave it in the car. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
In order to legally purchase this medicine from Indiangenericdrugs, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.
The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.