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When can I stop taking Kalydeco?

Your doctor may suggest that you stay on Kalydeco (ivacaftor), which is a treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) in children over age 6, adolescents and adults. Kalydeco treats the underlying cause of one form of CF -- the type that is caused by a mutation in the CF gene, called the G551D mutation. That mutation is present in about 4% of people with CF.

If Kalydeco is appropriate for you, your doctor may want you to continue taking it to help keep your symptoms under control.

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