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How can I minimize the side effects of Kalydeco?

You can minimize the side effects of Kalydeco (ivacaftor), a drug to treat cystic fibrosis, by taking it exactly as the doctor tells you to. You should take it with high-fat foods such as nuts or cheese so your body can best absorb it.

Another way to minimize the side effects of Kalydeco is to tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter drugs and supplements you take, to make sure none interact with Kalydeco. It's also important to call your doctor if you have any symptom that bothers you or doesn't go away.

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