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    Peter Favager

    This is my 1st time taking INQOVI. Is it likely to affect my driving at all. Also any unknown side affects that might appear. TY

    Amy Clark

    Hi Peter,
    Best of luck to you on your MDS journey and with this drug. From my husband’s experience and my understanding, the side effects of HMAs that would affect driving have to do with overall blood counts dropping and the subsequent weakness/ poor feelings, as well as the pain inherent in the disease or as a result of bone marrow stimulation from the drug. It is hard to tease the two strands of the rope apart. Is it the disease or is it the drug? You can ask your doctor, but they are giving you an opinion on this one b/c both the drug and the disease affect people differently. Specifically the first few months while on HMAs, your body is adjusting to the cycle and you may end up in the hospital with a neutropenic fever. We later found out that our doctor at the time pretty much “expected” that to be the case. Hope this helps! My husband has been on Inqovi for over three years and would be happy to talk if you are ever interested. 832-540-4214

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