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The cystic fibrosis sweat test measures the amount of salt in your sweat. As this eMedTV article explains, it is the most useful test for making a diagnosis. This page discusses the sweat test in detail and includes a link to other information.
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In the United States, cystic fibrosis is a common genetic disease that mainly affects Caucasians. This eMedTV segment provides a complete overview of cystic fibrosis, including information on the causes, symptoms, and treatments of this disease.
Featured Medications
Bethkis is inhaled twice daily to treat people with cystic fibrosis who have a specific bacterial infection. This eMedTV segment discusses how this medicine works, lists potential side effects, covers dosing tips, and examines various other topics.
Cayston is inhaled three times a day to treat a bacterial infection in those with cystic fibrosis. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this prescription medication, covering various topics such as how it works, side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Available by prescription only, Creon is approved to treat pancreatic enzyme deficiencies. This eMedTV article presents more information on this medication, including who it is approved for, how to take it, possible side effects, and more.
Kalydeco is a drug licensed to help treat cystic fibrosis in adults and children as young as six years old. This eMedTV page contains more details on this prescription medicine, including how it works, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
A prescription medication, Pancreaze is approved for increasing pancreatic enzymes. This eMedTV resource covers various topics on this drug, including dosing instructions, how it works, safety precautions, and more.
Pertzye is approved for the treatment of pancreatic enzyme deficiencies caused by various conditions. This eMedTV overview includes details on how this medication works, possible side effects, dosing instructions, and more.
Pulmozyme is a drug that can help improve lung function in people with cystic fibrosis. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at the drug, explaining how it works, possible side effects, tips and precautions for those taking it, and more.
Tobi Podhaler is prescribed to treat a certain bacterial infection in those with cystic fibrosis. This eMedTV article examines specific uses, how the antibiotic works, possible side effects, and more. Links to various topics are also given.
Ultresa is prescribed for the treatment of pancreatic enzyme deficiencies caused by various conditions. This eMedTV overview includes details on how this drug works, possible side effects, dosing instructions, and more.
A prescription medicine, Zenpep is approved for increasing low levels of pancreatic enzymes. This eMedTV Web page contains more details on this drug, including how it works, how to take it, potential side effects, and more.
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