Elexacaftor-tezacaftor-ivacaftor is a newly approved triple-combination cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) modulating therapy that contains 2 correctors and a potentiator of the CFTR channel. Its labeled indication for use is for persons 12 years of age and older with at least 1 F508del mutation for the CFTR gene. This drug combination provides potential therapy to many patients who had previously been excluded from CFTR modulation therapy due to the nature of their genetic mutations. The efficacy demonstrated in clinical trials surpasses the currently available therapies related to lung function, quality of life, sweat chloride reduction, and reducing exacerbations. The most common adverse events seen in clinical trials included rash and headache, and laboratory monitoring is recommended to evaluate liver function. Continued evaluation of patient data is needed to confirm its long-term safety and efficacy. Elexacaftor-tezacaftor-ivacaftor is a monumental and encouraging therapy for cystic fibrosis; however, approximately 10% of the CF population are not candidates for this or any other CFTR modulation therapy.
Elexacaftor-Tezacaftor-Ivacaftor: The First Triple-Combination Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator Modulating Therapy
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Kaden Ridley, Michelle Condren; Elexacaftor-Tezacaftor-Ivacaftor: The First Triple-Combination Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator Modulating Therapy. The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics 1 April 2020; 25 (3): 192–197. doi: https://doi.org/10.5863/1551-6776-25.3.192
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