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