A couple of months ago my Jakavi treatment was reduced down to 5mg bid and the consultant stopped my Valaciclovir anti-viral treatment.
This week my consultant contacted me back to instruct me to start up the Valaciclovir again - the reason given is that Jakavi increases the risk of VZV (chickenpox/shingles). Apparently this is a new protocol change.
Has anyone else had this type of treatment change? Perhaps it is specific to the use of Jakavi for SCT/GvHD concerns.
Any feedback would be welcome.
Thanks and Happy summer to all.