What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening disease that consists of thick mucus buildup in the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestine. Symptoms include difficulty gaining weight, constipation, coughing, fatigue, nasal congestion, pneumonia, and inflammation of the pancreas.

Treatments used to treat cystic fibrosis include taking medications and oxygen therapy. Common drug classes used to treat cystic fibrosis are aminoglycoside antibiotics, monobactam antibiotics, mucolytics, recombinant human DNAses, and CFTR potentiators.

Savings Tips for Cystic Fibrosis

  • Orkambi: New Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis Now Available

    July 24, 2015

    Though there are other treatments available to help manage symptoms, cystic fibrosis does not currently have a cure. That’s part of what makes Orkambi (ivacaftor/lumacaftor) exciting—this new medication targets the two defective genes that are the underlying cause of the disease.

    Now, after receiving FDA approval on July 2, 2015, Orkambi is available in pharmacies.

    What is cystic fibrosis?

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited and life-threatening disease that affects the respiratory and digestive systems. See More

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Popular Cystic Fibrosis Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Aminoglycoside Antibiotics 14 See Prices
Recombinant Human DNases 3,545 See Prices
Mucolytics 17 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Classes

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