Drug therapy is used for myelofibrosis (MF) to lower platelet counts.
Your doctor may use one or more of the following treatments:
- Janus-associated kinase (JAK) inhibitor, such as ruxolitinib (JakafiTM)
- Chemotherapy, such as cladribine (Leustatin® and hydroxyurea (Hydrea®)
- Interferon alfa (Intron® A, Roferan-A®)
- Androgens, such as oxymetholone (Anadrol®) and danazol (Danocrine®)
- Erythropoietin (Epogen(R), Procrit®)
- Glucocorticoids, such as prednisone
- Bisphosphonates, such as zoledronic acid (Zometa®)
- Anagrelide (Agrylin®)
For information about these drugs, visit Drug Listings.
- Chemotherapy and Other Drug Therapies
- Managing Side Effects
- Integrative Medicine and Complementary and Alternative Therapies
- Food and Nutrition
- Download or order The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's free booklet, Understanding Side Effects of Drug Therapy