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How soon after starting Kalydeco will my child's symptoms improve?

Kalydeco, a prescription drug to treat a certain form of cystic fibrosis, has been studied in children ages 6 to 11 and in another study of adolescents and adults 12 years and older (where the average age was 26). Both studies had very similar results. After 24 weeks, there was significant improvement in the children who took Kalydeco -- in lung function, for example -- compared to children who took a placebo (a sugar pill containing no active ingredients) instead. The benefits continued throughout the 48 weeks of the study.

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