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Orkambi

Orkambi is a medication (lumacaftor and ivacaftor) is used in the treatment of cystic fibrosis in certain people (those with 2 copies of an abnormal “CFTR” gene).

Orkambi

Generic Name: ivacaftor and lumacaftor (EYE va KAF tor and LOO ma KAF tor)
Brand Names: Orkambi

What is Orkambi?

Orkambi(ivacaftor and lumacaftor) is used in the treatment of cystic fibrosis with specific gene mutations in adults and children.

Uses of Orkambi

  • Improve breathing.
  • Reduce the risk of lung infections.
  • Improve weight gain.

Side effects of Orkambi

  • Nausea.
  • Gas.
  • Diarrhea.

Consult your doctor immediately if any side effects occur, worsen, persist or any serious side effects occur.

Precautions

  • Make sure you are not allergic to Orkambi.
  • Tell your doctor about your medical history.
  • Before going under surgery tell your doctor about the medication.
  • Before any vaccination, discuss with your doctor about your medication.
  • In pregnancy, Orkambi is not allowed.
  • Breastfeeding not allowed.

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