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What is CAYSTON?

CAYSTON is a prescription antibacterial medicine used to improve breathing symptoms in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) who have a lung infection due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa). CAYSTON is not for infections caused by other bacteria or viruses, such as the common cold. It is not known if CAYSTON is safe and effective in children under the age of 7 or in people with FEV1 <25% or >75% predicted.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION and indication

Who should not take CAYSTON?

Do not take CAYSTON if you are allergic to aztreonam, or any of the ingredients in CAYSTON.


What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking CAYSTON?

  • Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you are allergic to any antibiotics; if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, as it is not known if CAYSTON can harm your unborn baby; if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed, as CAYSTON can pass into your breastmilk. Talk with your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby while you are taking CAYSTON.
  • Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

What are the possible side effects of CAYSTON?

CAYSTON may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Severe allergic reactions. Stop your treatment with CAYSTON and call your healthcare provider right away if you have any symptoms of an allergic reaction, including rash or swelling of your face, or throat tightness.
  • Trouble breathing right after treatment with CAYSTON (bronchospasm). Tell your healthcare provider right away if you experience shortness of breath with wheezing, or coughing and chest tightness. To decrease the chance of this happening, be sure to use your inhaled bronchodilator medicine before each treatment with CAYSTON.

The most common side effects of CAYSTON include cough, nasal congestion, wheezing, sore throat, fever, chest discomfort, stomach area pain, and vomiting.

These are not all the possible side effects of CAYSTON. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any new or worsening symptoms while taking CAYSTON and about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


What is CAYSTON?

CAYSTON is a prescription antibacterial medicine used to improve breathing symptoms in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) who have a lung infection due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa). CAYSTON is not for infections caused by other bacteria or viruses, such as the common cold. It is not known if CAYSTON is safe and effective in children under the age of 7 or in people with FEV1 <25% or >75% predicted.

Please see full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information and Patient Instructions for Use.

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Getting started on CAYSTON
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Setting up your ALTERA Nebulizer System for use with CAYSTON
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Mixing and storing your CAYSTON
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Using CAYSTON in your ALTERA Nebulizer System
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Cleaning and disinfecting your ALTERA Nebulizer Handset
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