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When can I stop taking Jakafi?

You should not stop taking Jakafi (ruxolitinib) without first talking to your doctor. This drug is a long-term treatment for myelofibrosis, a condition in which bone marrow is replaced by scar tissue and blood cell production declines. If it works for you, it will relieve symptoms such as muscle and bone pain, fatigue and night sweats, but if you stop taking it, these symptoms will come back. If symptoms of myelofibrosis don't improve after six months of taking Jakafi, your doctor may take you off the drug.

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