Kids Like Me
There are lots of kids like you. Some have CF, and some don’t. This is a place for kids with CF to tell their story. Ask your parents if it's okay for you to share your story, then click here to tell us about yourself. You may end up on CF Living one day!
San Jose, CA
12 years old
I have been dealing with the medications and treatments related to CF, so it’s all become just my routine. Sometimes everything can seem overwhelming, but I get over it pretty quickly and stay positive because I remind myself why it all needs to be done – to keep myself healthy.
I make my treatments and my medications the first and last thing in the day. As long as I keep taking care of myself, I have time and energy for the things I love, like soccer and video games.
Kids: Claire A.
San Jose, CA
6 years old
Watch a video showing how Claire and her parents balance CF, treatments, and Claire’s activities.
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Indication and Usage
Daily administration of Pulmozyme® (dornase alfa) Inhalation Solution along with standard therapies is indicated in the management of cystic fibrosis patients to improve lung function. In patients with a forced vital capacity (volume of air exhaled with maximum effort and speed) greater than or equal to 40% of predicted, daily administration of Pulmozyme has also been shown to reduce the risk of respiratory tract infections requiring the administration of injectable antibiotics. In our pivotal study, safety and efficacy of daily administration has not been studied in patients beyond 12 months.
Important Safety Information
Pulmozyme should not be used in patients who are allergic to any of its
Pulmozyme should be used along with standard therapies for cystic fibrosis
When starting Pulmozyme therapy, patients may experience change in or loss of their voice, discomfort in the throat, chest pain, red watery eyes, rash, dizziness, fever, or runny nose
These side effects are usually mild and short-lived
The effect of Pulmozyme on exercise tolerance has not been established in adults and children
For further information, please see the Pulmozyme full prescribing information. If you have questions, please discuss them with your CF healthcare team.