What are medications used to treat cystic fibrosis (CF)?

Updated: Oct 22, 2019
  • Author: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP; Chief Editor: Kenan Haver, MD  more...
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Medications used to treat patients with cystic fibrosis may include the following:

  • Pancreatic enzyme supplements

  • Multivitamins (including fat-soluble vitamins) [61]

  • Mucolytics

  • Nebulized, inhaled, oral, or intravenous antibiotics

  • Bronchodilators

  • Anti-inflammatory agents

  • Agents to treat associated conditions or complications (eg, insulin, bisphosphonates)

  • Agents devised to potentially reverse the abnormalities in chloride transport (eg, ivacaftor [2] , lumacaftor/ivacaftor [63] , tezacaftor/ivacaftor [64, 65] )


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