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Starting therapy with JAKAVI

Recommended starting dose of JAKAVI is based on baseline platelet count1

Recommended starting dose by platelet count1

aThere is limited information to recommend a starting dose for these patients.
The maximum recommended starting dose is 5 mg twice daily and the patients should be titrated cautiously. Tablets shown are not actual size.

Important considerations for starting therapy with JAKAVI1

  • JAKAVI is taken orally, with or without food
  • A complete blood cell count, including a white blood cell count differential, must be performed before initiating therapy with JAKAVI
    • Complete blood cell counts should be monitored every 2 to 4 weeks until doses are stabilised, and then as clinically indicated
  • The starting dose should not be increased during the first 4 weeks of treatment
    • After 4 weeks, dosing should not be increased more frequently than at 2-week intervals
  • Maximum dose of JAKAVI: 25 mg twice daily
  • Range of tablet strengths are available: 5-mg, 10-mg, 15-mg, and 20-mg tablets

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  1. JAKAVI® (ruxolitinib) tablets: EU Summary of Product Characteristics. Novartis; May 2019.