Uses

This medication is used to treat a certain bone marrow disorder (myelofibrosis). It works by blocking your body from producing substances called growth factors. Pacritinib belongs to a class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors.

How to use

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking pacritinib and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not open, break, or chew the capsules.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, lab tests, and response to treatment.

Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.

Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.

Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

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