|Hi there, |
Kalydeco is a very new drug still and I would guess not all side effects have been discovered as like many medications this takes years to find out and many different patients.
I do know Kalydeco is supposed to be like a wonder drug and I have heard many good things about it flying around on the net. In the UK it only treats 5% of those with cf, that's quite a small number really and it gives less testing data. Vertex have just submitted the new Df508 version for fast FDA approval. I belive the df508 version will be the g551d version plus something new they've been researching. This should mean more test data will be available for the current version of kalydeco.
It is another med to take long term and if like many with cf 60 pills a day and nebulisers and physio already feels like far too much especially when you have a little boy to run after.
It is supposed to be a good thing though and help reduce lung damage meaning hopefully less other treatments are needed. If it antibiotics can b cut down it would solve many problems with other organs like kidneys and liver.
I hope you have found what's best for you and that it's working.
All the best
Hey, I'm Gem with CF, age 28 and diagnosed at 2 years old. I'm from the UK so tell me if I say something you don't understand. I'm no expert but having CF myself I've learnt a few things along the way.
Diagnosed with: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, ABPA, Clinical Depression, Mild Liver Cirrohsis, Mild Osteopenia, Erythema Nodosum, Myopathy.
Post Edited (Gemsi) : 11/28/2014 5:18:30 PM (GMT-7)