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Can I take Jakafi if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you're pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, tell your healthcare provider before you start treatment with Jakafi (ruxolitinib). Because it isn't known how this drug, which treats the bone marrow disorder myelofibrosis, might affect a developing fetus, you and your doctor will have to decide if the benefits to you of taking it outweigh the risks if you become pregnant. Your doctor may also advise you to not breastfeed while taking Jakafi. It isn't known if the drug passes into breast milk or how it might affect a nursing baby if it does.

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