Were you looking for information about Kalydeco? Calydeco is a common misspelling of Kalydeco.
Kalydeco™ (ivacaftor) is a medicine prescribed to treat cystic fibrosis in adults and children as young as six years old who have a certain type of gene mutation. It comes as tablets that are taken once daily, twice daily, or twice a week.
Although most people tolerate this medicine well, side effects are possible and may include throat pain, headaches, and upper respiratory tract infections. You may not be able to use this drug if you have certain medical conditions, such as problems with your kidneys or liver.
(For more information on this medicine, click Kalydeco. This full-length article offers a complete overview, including how it works, specific uses, and general dosing guidelines. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)