True/False Quiz | CAYSTON® (aztreonam for inhalation solution)

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Question 1/6

As people with CF get older, they are more likely to have Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) infection in their lungs.

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Lung infections with Pseudomonas aeruginosa become more common as people with CF get older. About 50% of people with CF have a Pa infection by age 24, and that number climbs to nearly 70% during adulthood.1


Chris, treated with CAYSTON

“I think I remember reading that Pa is one of the most common types of lung infection in patients with CF in the annual CFF patient registry report.” - Chris, Living with CF

1. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry 2019 Annual Data Report. Bethesda, Maryland. ©2020 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Question 2/6

You can only take CAYSTON using the ALTERA® nebulizer.

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CAYSTON can only be taken using the ALTERA nebulizer. Do not mix or dilute CAYSTON with any other medicines in your ALTERA nebulizer. Do not use any other nebulizer for your CAYSTON treatment.1


Kat, mom of son with CF

“You risk damaging your device, getting the wrong dose or an overdose of medication, or having an unexpected and unsafe drug interaction occur.” - Kat, mom of son with CF

1. CAYSTON. Prescribing information. Gilead Sciences; 2019.

Question 3/6

You only need to clean your ALTERA® nebulizer handset once a day.

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It is important to clean your ALTERA nebulizer handset with soap and water and dry it after each dose to help reduce the risk of infection and to prevent the aerosol head from clogging.1


Emily, treated with CAYSTON

“Also remember to not use pearly, non-clear liquid dish soaps or antibacterial liquid dish soaps since they may harm your ALTERA Nebulizer Handset.” - Emily, Living with CF

1. ALTERA Nebulizer System Instructions for Use. PARI Respiratory Equipment, Inc.; 2010.

Question 4/6

You can only take your CAYSTON dose when you are at home.

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Since the ALTERA® Nebulizer System is small, portable, and battery operated, you can take it with you anywhere. As long as you have a flat, stable surface to prepare your dose and can sit in a relaxed, upright position, you can do your CAYSTON treatment wherever you are. Four new, standard AA batteries last for about 2 hours of treatment time, but you can also use rechargeable batteries or the AC power cord. Make sure to have an extra set of batteries at all times.1


“That is the beauty of CAYSTON! It offers flexibility because it's a battery-powered nebulizer; we can take it with us when we need to.” - Kat, mom of son with CF

1. ALTERA Nebulizer System Instructions for Use. PARI Respiratory Equipment, Inc.; 2010.

Question 5/6

You should always take the full 28-day dose of CAYSTON.

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You should complete the full 28-day course of CAYSTON, exactly as your doctor prescribes. If you skip doses or do not finish the full 28-day course of CAYSTON, your infection may not be fully treated and CAYSTON or other antibacterial drugs may not work as well in the future.1


Lisa, mom of son and daughter with CF

“This one is true. It is common to feel better early during the course of treatment. But you should never skip a dose or end treatment early without talking to your physician.” - Lisa, mom of son and daughter with CF

1. CAYSTON. Prescribing information. Gilead Sciences; 2019.

Question 6/6

The most common side effects of CAYSTON are a bad taste in your mouth and ringing in your ears.

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The most common side effects of CAYSTON include1:

  • cough
  • nasal congestion
  • wheezing
  • sore throat
  • fever, which may be more common in children than in adults
  • chest discomfort
  • vomiting
  • stomach area (abdominal) pain

Other possible side effects of CAYSTON include swelling or pain in joints. These are not all the possible side effects of CAYSTON.


Brian, living with CF

“If you experience side effects, you should talk to your doctor. They can help.” - Brian, Living with CF

1. CAYSTON. Prescribing information. Gilead Sciences; 2019.

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