When should I call my doctor if I am taking Jakafi?

If you're taking Jakafi (ruxolitinib) to treat the bone marrow disorder myelofibrosis, you should call your doctor immediately if you develop side effects that might be serious. These include:
  • unusual bruising or bleeding
  • signs of infection (fever, sore throat, chills)
  • burning, tingling, itching or sensitive skin on one side of your body or face, followed by a painful rash or blisters
You should also let your doctor know if you become pregnant while taking Jakafi and if you need to have surgery -- including dental surgery.

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