"The cystic fibrosis (CF) drug Orkambi (Vertex Pharmaceuticals) has received a green light from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP).
Orkambi is a fixed-dose oral combination "...
(Generic versions may still be available.)
Since QT prolongation is not associated with defined symptomatology, patients should be instructed on the importance of maintaining any potassium supplementation or potassium sparing diuretic, and the need for routine electrocardiograms and periodic monitoring of serum potassium.
The following Patient Information is printed on the carton label of each unit of use bottle of 30 tablets:
|As with any medication that you take, you should notify your physician of any changes in your overall condition. Be sure to follow your physician's instructions regarding follow-up visits. Please notify any physician who treats you for a medical condition that you are taking VASCOR® (bepridil hydrochloride), as well as any other medications.|
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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