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.
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Makes 12 servings (1 serving of 12)
- 1½ pounds of cooked, chopped chicken
- 1 packet taco powder
- 1 can (15 oz.) enchilada sauce
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 3 cups crushed tortilla chips
- 1 can cream of mushroom chicken soup
- Shredded cheese
Mix the taco powder into the chicken using a little water. Then stir in all other ingredients (except cheese). Pour mixture into 9x13 pan and cover with shredded cheese. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Serve with additional tortilla chips and top with salsa and sour cream!
Calories per serving: 520
Fat: 10 g
Carbohydrate: 85 g
Protein: 30 g
English Muffin Pizza
Makes 4 servings (1½ muffins)
- 6 English muffins (12 halves)
- ¾-1 cup spaghetti sauce
- 1 cup whole-milk mozzarella cheese, shredded (or your favorite)
- 36 slices pepperoni
First preheat your oven to 350°. Then cut the whole English muffins into halves and place them on a cookie sheet. Top the halves with pasta sauce—more or less to your liking, but not a lot because that will result in wet halves. Sprinkle mozzarella next, followed by 3 pepperoni slices. Slide the cookie sheet into your oven and bake until the cheese is melted and the muffin halves are toasted (usually about 15 to 20 minutes).
Calories per serving: 388
Fat: 16 g
Carbohydrate: 42 g
Protein: 18 g
Makes about 10 servings (¼ cup each)
- 2 cups canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
- 4-5 tbsp Greek yogurt (full fat)
- 1 tbsp tahini
- Juice of ½ lemon
- Scant tsp ground cumin
- 2 cloves garlic
- Salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients and blend well. Taste as you go! Blend thoroughly for a smooth consistency, and less for a more chunky spread. Try on a sandwich or with pita chips or vegetable sticks.
Calories per serving: 385
Fat: 8 g
Carbohydrate: 58 g
Protein: 23 g
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.