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Indications, Important Safety Information, full Prescribing Information, and Patient Information

What is TRIKAFTA (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor)?

TRIKAFTA is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients aged 12 years and older who have at least one copy of the F508del mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene.

Talk to your doctor to learn if you have an indicated CF gene mutation.

It is not known if TRIKAFTA is safe and effective in children under 12 years of age.

Important Safety Information

Do not take TRIKAFTA if you take certain medicines such as:

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

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

Before taking TRIKAFTA, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

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

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

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. The dose of TRIKAFTA may need to be adjusted when taken with certain medicines.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of these medicines if you are not sure. Make sure the list includes medicines from all your pharmacies, if you have more than one.

Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • antifungal medicines including ketoconazole (such as NIZORAL®), itraconazole (such as SPORANOX®), posaconazole (such as NOXAFIL®), voriconazole (such as VFEND®), or fluconazole (such as DIFLUCAN®)
  • antibiotics including telithromycin (such as KETEK®), clarithromycin (such as BIAXIN®), or erythromycin (such as ERY-TAB®)
  • other medicines including rifampin, rifabutin, phenobarbital, carbamazepine, phenytoin, and St. John’s wort

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

What should I avoid while taking TRIKAFTA?

  • TRIKAFTA 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 TRIKAFTA affects you
  • Avoid food or drink that contains grapefruit while you are taking TRIKAFTA

What are the possible side effects of TRIKAFTA?

TRIKAFTA can cause serious side effects, including:

  • High liver enzymes in the blood is a common side effect in people treated with TRIKAFTA. These can be serious and may be a sign of liver injury. Your doctor will do blood tests to check your liver:
    • before you start TRIKAFTA
    • every 3 months during your first year of taking TRIKAFTA
    • every year while you are taking TRIKAFTA
     

    Your doctor may do blood tests to check the liver more often if you have had high liver enzymes in your blood in the past.

    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) in some children and adolescents treated with TRIKAFTA. If you are a child or adolescent, your doctor should perform eye examinations before and during treatment with TRIKAFTA to look for cataracts

The most common side effects of TRIKAFTA include:

  • headache
  • diarrhea
  • upper respiratory tract infection (common cold) including stuffy and runny nose
  • stomach (abdominal) pain
  • inflamed sinuses
  • increase in liver enzymes
  • increase in a certain blood enzyme called creatine phosphokinase
  • rash
  • flu (influenza)
  • increase in blood bilirubin

These are not all the possible side effects of TRIKAFTA. 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.

 

TRIKAFTA is manufactured for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated. TRIKAFTA and the TRIKAFTA logo are trademarks of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.

What is SYMDEKO® (tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor)?

SYMDEKO is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients age 6 years and older who have two copies of the F508del mutation, or who have at least one mutation in the CF gene that is responsive to treatment with SYMDEKO.

Talk to your doctor to learn if you have an indicated CF gene mutation.

It is not known if SYMDEKO is safe and effective in children under 6 years of age.

Important Safety Information

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

  • antibiotics such as rifampin (Rifamate®, Rifater®) or rifabutin (Mycobutin®)
  • seizure medicines such as phenobarbital, carbamazepine (Tegretol®, Carbatrol®, Equetro®), or phenytoin (Dilantin®, Phenytek®)
  • St. John’s wort

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

Before taking SYMDEKO, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

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

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

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, because the dose of SYMDEKO may need to be adjusted when taken with certain medicines.

Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • antifungal medicines 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 SYMDEKO?

  • SYMDEKO 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 SYMDEKO affects you
  • Avoid food or drink that contains grapefruit or Seville oranges while you are taking SYMDEKO

What are the possible side effects of SYMDEKO?

SYMDEKO can cause serious side effects, including:

  • High liver enzymes in the blood have been reported in people treated with SYMDEKO or treated with ivacaftor alone. Your doctor will do blood tests to check your liver:
    • before you start SYMDEKO
    • every 3 months during your first year of taking SYMDEKO
    • every year while you are taking SYMDEKO


    Your doctor may do blood tests to check the liver more often if you have had high liver enzymes in your blood in the past.

    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) in some children and adolescents treated with SYMDEKO or with ivacaftor alone. If you are a child or adolescent, your doctor should perform eye examinations before and during treatment with SYMDEKO to look for cataracts

The most common side effects of SYMDEKO include headache, nausea, sinus congestion, and dizziness.

These are not all the possible side effects of SYMDEKO. 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.

 

SYMDEKO is manufactured for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated. SYMDEKO and the SYMDEKO logo are registered trademarks of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.

What is ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor)?

ORKAMBI is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients age 2 years and older who have two copies of the F508del mutation (F508del/F508del) in their CFTR gene. 

ORKAMBI should not be used in patients other than those who have two copies of the F508del mutation in their CFTR gene.

It is not known if ORKAMBI is safe and effective in children under 2 years of age.

Important Safety Information

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

  • antibiotics: rifampin (RIFAMATE®, RIFATER®) or rifabutin (MYCOBUTIN®)
  • seizure medicines: phenobarbital, carbamazepine (TEGRETOL®, CARBATROL®, and EQUETRO®), or phenytoin (DILANTIN®, PHENYTEK®)
  • sedatives and anti-anxiety medicines: triazolam (HALCION®) or midazolam (DORMICUM®, HYPNOVEL®, and VERSED®)
  • immunosuppressant medicines: cyclosporine, everolimus (ZORTRESS®), sirolimus (RAPAMUNE®), or tacrolimus (ASTAGRAF XL®, ENVARSUS XR®, PROGRAF®, and PROTOPIC®)
  • St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum)

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

Before you take ORKAMBI, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have or have had liver problems
  • have had an organ transplant
  • have kidney problems
  • are using birth control (hormonal contraceptives, including oral, injectable, transdermal, or implantable forms). Hormonal contraceptives should not be used as a method of birth control when taking ORKAMBI. Talk to your doctor about the best birth control method you should use while taking ORKAMBI
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if ORKAMBI will harm your unborn baby. You and your doctor should decide if you will take ORKAMBI while you are pregnant
  • are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is not known if ORKAMBI passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take ORKAMBI while you are breastfeeding

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

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, because the dose of ORKAMBI may need to be adjusted when taken with certain medicines.

Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • antifungal medicines including ketoconazole (such as NIZORAL®), itraconazole (such as SPORANOX®), posaconazole (such as NOXAFIL®), or voriconazole (such as VFEND®)
  • antibiotics including telithromycin (such as KETEK®), clarithromycin (such as BIAXIN®), or erythromycin (such as ERY-TAB®)

Tell your doctor if you stop ORKAMBI for more than 1 week.
Your doctor may need to change your dose of ORKAMBI or other medicines you take.

What are the possible side effects of ORKAMBI?

ORKAMBI can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Worsening of liver function in people with severe liver disease. The worsening of liver function can be serious or cause death. Talk to your doctor if you have been told you have liver disease as your doctor may need to adjust the dose of ORKAMBI
  • High liver enzymes in the blood, which can be a sign of liver injury in people receiving ORKAMBI. Your doctor will do blood tests to check your liver:
    • before you start ORKAMBI
    • every 3 months during your first year of taking ORKAMBI
    • every year while you are taking ORKAMBI

    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
    • confusion
       
  • Breathing problems such as shortness of breath or chest tightness in patients when starting ORKAMBI, especially in patients who have poor lung function. If you have poor lung function, your doctor may monitor you more closely when you start ORKAMBI
  • An increase in blood pressure in some people receiving ORKAMBI. Your doctor should monitor your blood pressure during treatment with ORKAMBI
  • Abnormality of the eye lens (cataract) in some children and adolescents receiving ORKAMBI. If you are a child or adolescent, your doctor should perform eye examinations before and during treatment with ORKAMBI to look for cataracts

The most common side effects of ORKAMBI include:

  • breathing problems such as shortness of breath and chest tightness
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • fatigue
  • increase in a certain blood enzyme called creatine phosphokinase
  • rash
  • gas
  • common cold, including sore throat, stuffy or runny nose
  • flu or flu-like symptoms
  • irregular, missed, or abnormal periods (menses) and increase in the amount of menstrual bleeding

Side effects seen in children are similar to those seen in adults and adolescents. Additional common side effects seen in children include:

  • cough with sputum
  • stuffy nose
  • headache
  • stomach pain
  • increase in sputum

These are not all the possible side effects of ORKAMBI. 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.

 

ORKAMBI is manufactured for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated. ORKAMBI and the ORKAMBI logo are registered trademarks of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.

What is KALYDECO® (ivacaftor)?

KALYDECO is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients age 6 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 6 months 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 medicines such as phenobarbital, carbamazepine (Tegretol®, Carbatrol®, and Equetro®), or phenytoin (Dilantin®, Phenytek®)
  • St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum)

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

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 or Seville oranges
  • 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 or Seville oranges 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 include:

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

These are not all the possible side effects of KALYDECO. 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.

 

KALYDECO is manufactured for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated. KALYDECO and the KALYDECO logo are registered trademarks of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.