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How soon after starting Jakafi will my symptoms improve?

The time it takes for symptoms to improve after starting treatment with Jakafi (ruxolitinib) varies from person to person. Your doctor will do a series of blood tests when you begin taking the drug, which is used to treat myelofibrosis, a bone marrow disorder. He'll repeat these tests every two to four weeks, as well as monitor other factors, such as your spleen size, to see how your body is responding to the drug. As Jakafi begins to work, symptoms such as abdominal pain, muscle and bone pain and night sweats may improve. If your symptoms don't improve after six months on Jakafi, your doctor may have you stop taking it.

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