People Living With CF and Managing Treatments
Get to know people with cystic fibrosis (CF) who take KALYDECO® (ivacaftor), and their caregivers, as they share their experiences. The collection of videos below features these individuals discussing why it’s important they take an active role in managing their CF treatments. You’ll also hear stories of the unique ways they’ve handled the challenges of living with CF.
What is KALYDECO® (ivacaftor)?
KALYDECO is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients age 2 years and older who have at least one mutation in their CF gene that is responsive to KALYDECO.
Talk to your doctor to learn if you have an indicated CF gene mutation.
It is not known if KALYDECO is safe and effective in children under 2 years of age.
Important Safety Information
Who should not take KALYDECO?
Do not take KALYDECO if you take certain medicines or herbal supplements such as: the antibiotics rifampin (Rifamate®, Rifater®) or rifabutin (Mycobutin®); seizure medications such as phenobarbital, carbamazepine (Tegretol®, Carbatrol®, Equetro®) or phenytoin (Dilantin®, Phenytek®); or St. John’s wort.
Talk to your doctor before taking KALYDECO if you take any of these medicines or supplements.