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which medications does a cystic fibrosis patient in their mid/late teens take daily?

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Dr. Gavin Graff
29 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
CF meds: Depends on overall pulmonary and GI status: if pancreatic insufficient: -pancreatic enzymes -cf vitamins lung disease: -mucolytics such as pulmozyme -albuterol-bronchodilator -chest physiotherapy to clear secretions -nebulized antibiotics if chronic psuedomonas -azithromycin if chronic pseudomonas -anti-inflammatories sometimes there are also other medications based on disease state.
Answered on Mar 14, 2016
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