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Jakafi Side Effects

Serious Side Effects

Some side effects of Jakafi are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
 
  • Signs of anemia, such as:
 
    • Extreme tiredness
    • Pale skin
    • Shortness of breath
 
  • Painful skin rash or blisters, which could be signs of shingles
  • Signs of infection, such as:
 
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Aches and pains
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Painful urination
 
  • Any unusual bruising or bleeding.
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
 
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Jakafi or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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