Cayston® (aztreonam for inhalation solution)

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

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What is CAYSTON?

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

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Important Safety Information

Who should not take CAYSTON?

Do not take CAYSTON if you are allergic to aztreonam (AZACTAM®).

What are the possible side effects of CAYSTON?

CAYSTON can cause serious side effects, including:

The most common side effects of CAYSTON include cough, nasal congestion, wheezing, sore throat, fever (may be more common in children than in adults), chest discomfort, stomach area (abdominal) pain, vomiting.

Tell your doctor if you have any new or worsening symptoms while taking CAYSTON and about any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of CAYSTON. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

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.

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