Fedratinib (Oral Route)

Name: Fedratinib (Oral Route)

Descriptions

Fedratinib is used to treat intermediate-2 or high-risk myelofibrosis, including primary or secondary (post-polycythemia vera and post-essential thrombocythemia) myelofibrosis. Myelofibrosis is a life-threatening bone marrow problem which is manifested by the following symptoms: enlarged spleen (splenomegaly), severe itching, fever, night sweats, weight loss, bone pain, or unusual tiredness or weakness.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsule

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Breastfeeding

There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Other Interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells) or
  • Liver disease or
  • Thrombocytopenia (low number of platelets)—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
  • Kidney disease, moderate or severe—Use with caution. The effects may be increased because of slower removal of the medicine from the body.
  • Severe liver disease or
  • Thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiency—Should not be started in patients with this conditions.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

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