Fat-Containing Food Ideas

Looking for fat-containing food ideas?

Every dose of KALYDECO® must be taken with a meal or snack that contains fat to help your body absorb the medicine. You can get some delicious food ideas below or head straight to CF Kitchen on Everyday-CF.com. Remember to talk to your healthcare provider or dietitian before making any changes to your diet.

Easy ways to add fat to your foods
Pour on extra-virgin olive oil Spread on butter
Mix in sliced almonds Mash in avocado
Easy ways to add fat to your foods
Pour on extra-virgin olive oil Spread on butter
Mix in sliced almonds Mash in avocado
Morning meals Evening meals
Oatmeal with whole milk, almonds, and fruit Tater tot bake
Bagel with peanut butter Pasta with pesto sauce
Whole-milk cheese sandwich Macaroni and cheese
Whole-milk yogurt sweetened with sliced fresh fruit Quesadilla with whole-milk cheese
Chocolate chip pancakes Whole-milk cheese pizza
Morning meals Evening meals
Oatmeal with whole milk, almonds, and fruit Tater tot bake
Bagel with peanut butter Pasta with pesto sauce
Whole-milk cheese sandwich Macaroni and cheese
Whole-milk yogurt sweetened with sliced fresh fruit Quesadilla with whole-milk cheese
Chocolate chip pancakes Whole-milk cheese pizza
Quick snacks for when you're on the go
Chocolate pudding Strawberry whole-milk yogurt milkshake
Whole-milk mozzarella cheese Peanut butter with celery
Hard-boiled eggs  
Quick snacks for when you're on the go
Chocolate pudding Strawberry whole-milk yogurt milkshake
Whole-milk mozzarella cheese Peanut butter with celery
Hard-boiled eggs  

When taking KALYDECO, avoid foods that contain grapefruit, such as grapefruit juice, as these may affect the amount of KALYDECO in the body.

These lists are not intended to be complete.

Visit fdc.nal.usda.gov for lists of foods and their fat content.

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Important Safety Information

Do not take KALYDECO if you take certain medicines or herbal supplements, such as:

  • the antibiotics rifampin (RIFAMATE®, RIFATER®) or rifabutin (MYCOBUTIN®)
  • seizure medicines such as phenobarbital, carbamazepine (TEGRETOL®, CARBATROL®, and EQUETRO®), or phenytoin (DILANTIN®, PHENYTEK®)
  • St. John’s wort

Talk to your doctor before taking KALYDECO if you take any of the medicines or supplements listed above.

What is KALYDECO® (ivacaftor)?

What is KALYDECO®
(ivacaftor)?

KALYDECO is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients age 4 months 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 4 months of age.

What should I tell my doctor before taking KALYDECO?

Before you take KALYDECO, tell your doctor if you:

  • have liver or kidney problems
  • drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if KALYDECO will harm your unborn baby. You and your doctor should decide if you will take KALYDECO while you are pregnant
  • are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is not known if KALYDECO passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take KALYDECO while you are breastfeeding

KALYDECO may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how KALYDECO works.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, as the dose of KALYDECO may need to be adjusted when taken with certain medications.

Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • antifungal medications such as ketoconazole (e.g., NIZORAL®), itraconazole (e.g., SPORANOX®), posaconazole (e.g., NOXAFIL®), voriconazole (e.g., VFEND®), or fluconazole (e.g., DIFLUCAN®)
  • antibiotics such as telithromycin (e.g., KETEK®), clarithromycin (e.g., BIAXIN®), or erythromycin (e.g., ERY-TAB®)

What should I avoid while taking KALYDECO?

  • KALYDECO can cause dizziness in some people who take it. Do not drive a car, use machinery, or do anything that needs you to be alert until you know how KALYDECO affects you
  • You should avoid food containing grapefruit while you are taking KALYDECO

What are the possible side effects of KALYDECO?

KALYDECO can cause serious side effects.

High liver enzymes in the blood have been reported in patients receiving KALYDECO. Your doctor will do blood tests to check your liver:

  • before you start KALYDECO
  • every 3 months during your first year of taking KALYDECO
  • every year while you are taking KALYDECO

For patients who have had high liver enzymes in the past, the doctor may do blood tests to check the liver more often.

Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms of liver problems:

  • pain or discomfort in the upper right stomach (abdominal) area
  • yellowing of your skin or the white part of your eyes
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea or vomiting
  • dark, amber-colored urine

Abnormality of the eye lens (cataract) has been noted in some children and adolescents receiving KALYDECO. Your doctor should perform eye examinations prior to and during treatment with KALYDECO to look for cataracts.

The most common side effects of KALYDECO include:

  • headache
  • upper respiratory tract infection (common cold), including sore throat, nasal or sinus congestion, runny nose
  • stomach (abdominal) pain
  • diarrhea
  • rash
  • nausea
  • dizziness

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of KALYDECO. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

For further information, please see full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information.

People with CF pictured may or may not be taking KALYDECO.