Care for people with cystic fibrosis (PWCF) is highly complex and requires a multi-disciplinary approach where the pharmacist plays a vital role. The purpose of this manuscript is to serve as a guideline for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who provide care for PWCF by providing background and current recommendations for the use of cystic fibrosis (CF)-specific medications in both the acute and ambulatory care settings. The article explores current literature surrounding the role of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, proven pharmacy models to emulate and pharmacokinetic idiosyncrasies unique to the CF population while also identifying areas of future research. Clinical recommendations for the use of CF specific medications are broken down by organ system including mechanism of action, adverse events, dosages, and monitoring parameters. The article also includes quick reference tables essential to the acute and chronic medication therapy management of PWCF. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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