Brand – JAKAFI / JAKAVI
Generic - RUXOLITINIB
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What is RUXOLITINIB?
Ruxolitinib is used in adults to treat myelofibrosis or polycythemia vera, which are bone marrow
disorders that that affect your body's ability to produce blood cells.
Ruxolitinib is also used to treat graft versus host disease in adults and children at least 12 years old.
Ruxolitinib is usually given after other treatments have failed.
Ruxolitinib may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your
medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use ruxolitinib if you are allergic to it.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had tuberculosis or if anyone in your household has tuberculosis.
Also tell your doctor if you have recently traveled. Tuberculosis and some fungal infections are
more common in certain parts of the world, and you may have been exposed during travel.
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How should I take RUXOLITINIB?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the
medicine exactly as directed.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. You will need frequent medical tests to help your doctor
determine the best dose. When you first start taking ruxolitinib, your blood will need to be tested every 2 to 4
You may take ruxolitinib with or without food. The ruxolitinib tablet can also be given through a nasogastric
(NG) feeding tube.
Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or
pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
You should not stop using ruxolitinib suddenly. Follow your doct