IVACAFTOR is a Schedule H drug.
Ivacaftor is used to treat cystic fibrosis in adults and children who are at least 2 years old. Ivacaftor is for use only in patients with a specific gene mutation related to cystic fibrosis. Before you take ivacaftor, you may need a medical test to make sure you have this gene mutation.


IVACAFTOR is generally used to treat: Cystic Fibrosis

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Not Safe

How Do I Take It?

IVACAFTOR is generally taken With Food.
Route of Administration: Oral


Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney problems, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Avoid drinking grapefruit juice, or eat grapefruit or Seville oranges while taking this medication. Always take it with fatty food. It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Symptoms of Overdosage

IVACAFTOR over-dosage can result in: Difficulty Breathing

Common Side-Effects

IVACAFTOR : Body Pain, Chest Pain, Chills, Cough, Difficulty Breathing, Fever, Head Headache, Loss Of Voice, Nasal Congestion, Runny Nose, Sneezing, Throat Soreness, Fatigue (tiredness), Weakness (generalized), Dark Colored (brown) Urine, Loss Of Appetite, Nausea, Vomit, Eyes Yellow Eyes

Serious Side-Effects

IVACAFTOR : Abdomen Pain, Eyes Yellow Eyes, Dark Colored (brown) Urine, Nausea, Vomit, Loss Of Appetite

Rare Side-Effects

IVACAFTOR : Skin Rash, Dizziness, Difficulty Breathing, Face Swelling

Disease Interactions

IVACAFTOR can interfere with: Acute Liver Failure, Acute Renal Failure

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

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