Precautions

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check your or your child's progress at regular visits to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Blood tests will be needed to check for unwanted effects. You may also need to monitor your blood pressure at home. If you notice any changes to your normal blood pressure, call your doctor right away.

Birth control pills and other forms of hormone-based contraceptives (eg, patches, rings, implants, and injections) may not work while you are using this medicine. To keep from getting pregnant, use another form of birth control (eg, condoms, diaphragm, or a contraceptive foam or jelly) while using Orkambi®.

Liver problems may be more likely to occur if you already have an existing liver disease (eg, cirrhosis). Check with your doctor right away if you have pain or tenderness in the upper stomach, pale stools, dark urine, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, or yellow eyes or skin.

Check with your doctor right away if you or your child have a cough, trouble breathing, chest tightness, or any type of breathing problem when starting treatment with this medicine.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal (eg, St. John's wort) or vitamin supplements.