Finally, there is a treatment for Cystic Fibrosis patients.FDA has approved the three-drug combination therapy for cystic fibrosis patients. The triple combo therapy is named for its various components, is a drug designed to treat cystic fibrosis patients.
Now Families of Cystic Fibrosis patients don’t need to worry about them!!
It’s actually life-changing news and Doctors and Patients are celebrating it. Three Drug Combination Therapy is the first triple combination therapy. It will be available to treat those with at least one F508del mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. This gene is actually so common among Cystic Fibrosis patients.
This Triple Combo is named “Trikafta”, produced by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. This targets the defective protein responsible for the disease. While targeting, Trikafta,b the build-up of thick mucus in the lungs and other organs of the patient.
Gunnar Esiason, a Cystic Fibrosis Patient who took the first dose of ” Triple Combo”
“I took my first dose, it actually changed my life on April 9, 2018” – tweeted Gunnar. He took his first dose Triple Combo’ in phase III clinical trial.
Gunnar wants more cystic fibrosis patients should take this life-changing treatment. He said this treatment give him a life without harsh symptoms of cystic fibrosis. He also confirmed that it’s just a treatment and not the cure. The patient would only be able to control the symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis.
Prior to this treatment, there was not much effective way to control this disease. So “Triple Drug Combination Therapy” is actually a life-changing therapy for Cystic Fibrosis patients.