A small number of people with cystic fibrosis have a certain changed (mutated) gene called the G551D mutation. If you have this changed gene and you are age 6 or older, the medicine ivacaftor (Kalydeco) can target the genetic cause of your lung problems and may help improve lung function. Talk to your doctor if you want more information about it.
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