Fedratinib treats myelofibrosis. This is a rare blood cancer where scar tissue forms in your bone marrow. The medication works by targeting proteins in your cells to stop them from growing. This medication comes in a capsule form that you can take with water as directed.
FEDRATINIB (fe dra TIN ib) is a medicine that targets proteins in cells and stops them from growing. It is used to treat myelofibrosis.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): INREBIC
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach take it with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.
A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.
Talk to your pediatrician about the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, skip it. Take your next dose at the normal time. Do not take extra or 2 doses at the same time to make up for the missed dose.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Visit your health care provider for regular checks on your progress. You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
You should make sure you get enough thiamine (vitamin B1) while you are taking this medicine. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care provider.
Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine or for at least 1 month after stopping it.
Talk to your health care provider about your risk of cancer. You may be more at risk for certain types of cancer if you take this medicine.
This medicine may increase your risk of having certain heart problems. Get medical help right away if you have any chest pain or tightness, pain that radiates to the jaw or down the arm, or shortness of breath. These may be signs of a heart attack or other serious condition.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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