Fitting CF Into Life
Dealing with CF is just one part of life - you probably have lots of other things going on. And between work, school, family and friends, life can get really busy. But making time for your prescribed CF treatment is one of the most important things you can do.
Here are some tips for treatment time:
Watch a special movie or TV show you only watch during your prescribed treatment
Play games that are especially for treatment time
Read books or magazines that are only for treatment time
When children are old enough, they should be able to work with their doctor to determine the best time of day for their prescribed treatments. Because young children take comfort in routine, establish a treatment time and stick to it. Older kids and adults can also benefit from a consistent treatment schedule that they help set themselves.
Working with your doctor to determine the best treatment options and then giving your child a choice may reduce resistance and help everyone have a better day. Your commitment to your child's health is important, and the hard work you do helps them establish good habits and be as healthy as possible.
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.