Taking KALYDECO® (ivacaftor) with Fat-containing Foods

Always take KALYDECO with fat-containing food. Fat-containing food helps the body absorb KALYDECO better. Your doctor can help you choose healthy fat-containing meals and snacks.

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Try these fat-containing snack and meal recipes.

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*These lists are not intended to be complete.

Visit NDB.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list for lists of foods and their fat content.

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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.