What is Ivacaftor?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Kalydeco


Ivacaftor is intended for the treatment of patients with a certain mutation causing cystic fibrosis. The mutation causes about 4-6% of cases and the drug is intended to treat the underlying cause of the disease rather than symptoms.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ivacaftor

Side effect Patients
Headaches 1


Based on patients currently taking Ivacaftor

Dosage Patients
2 tablet(s) daily 1


Currently taking Ivacaftor

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Ivacaftor.