Every day matters.
Even when symptoms aren't present, cystic fibrosis is still present. That's why taking Pulmozyme every day, along with other standard therapies, is so important.
Pulmozyme may be an essential part in your fight against cystic fibrosis (CF).
Pulmozyme works uniquely among CF medicines. It targets extracellular
DNA to help keep mucus thin and loose, and goes straight
to work in your lungs, where it is needed most. In those with mild to moderate CF*, Pulmozyme may
be an essential part in the fight against CF, as it may help improve lung function and reduce the risk of
respiratory tract infection. For more information on how Pulmozyme works,
When starting Pulmozyme therapy, patients may experience change in or loss of 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.
* Patients had an FVC ≥40% predicted. FVC stands for forced vital capacity, a test that shows how well the lungs work. To do the test, patients usually take the deepest breath they can. Then they exhale into a sensor for as long as they can. The amount of air they exhale is their FVC score.
Find effective ways to make time for treatment.
Finding the time and place to take your treatments, including Pulmozyme, can feel difficult. No one is perfect. But establishing and sticking to a routine that fits your lifestyle can help you stay in control. Here are some tips to consider that might help you work treatment time into your lifestyle.
- Create a routine that fits your day-to-day needs
- Try reminders, like notes or alarms
- Put your CF stuff where it can be seen and easily accessed
Looking for more ways to make your or your child's Pulmozyme treatment time more interesting? Visit CFLiving.com for advice on living with CF, tips and suggestions for fitting treatment into daily life and more. As always, be sure to talk to your doctor and CF Care Team about any questions you may have.
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