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PROMOTE LUNG HEALTH Where to find it How to use it
INDREPTA A Ramp up slowly to full dose based on your weight.
INDREPTA B (most start here) (See table below)
INDREPTA C Take Indrepta 3X per day with fatty foods, preferably a meal.
MUCOCILIARY CLEARANCE Where to find it How to use it
TauriNAC Use an amount 3X daily based on your weight (table below). Stir TauriNAC into water or other beverage, applesauce or yogurt.
Mucinex extra strength (not the DM kind with cough suppressant) Drugstore or Take 1-3 tablets daily by mouth to achieve the desired mucus consistency.
Mucomyst N-acetylcysteine for inhalation (prescription) See your doctor for Rx Nebulize twice daily as per your doctor's directions.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY Where to find it How to use it
Sodium ascorbate (bulk powder, a non-acid form of vitamin C) Stir powder into a beverage 3x per day, 10-15g daily at baseline (adult) and up to bowel tolerance if cold or flu symptoms appear.
Xyzal, Zyrtec or Claritin (in order of preference) Drugstore or One tablet nightly at bedtime to lower inflammation by blocking  the histamine response caused by allergies and/or response to foreign pathogens.
Warwick NEB: 4ml Mucomyst +2ml albuterol +2ml Cromolyn sodium for Inhalation (prescription) Reference:"My Thoughts on Living with Cystic Fibrosis" See your doctor for Rx Nebulize twice daily to thin mucus, relax airways and stabilize Mast cells.
ANTI-INFECTIVE Where to find it How to use it
Mesosilver colloidal silver 20 ppm One Tablespoon by mouth morning and evening on an empty stomach
GI Where to find it How to use it
Pancreatic enzymes - Creon®, Zenpep®,Ultresa™,Viokace™,CPancreaze®, or Pertzye™  (prescription) See your doctor for Rx Take capsulses with food as per your doctor's instructions
Magnesium citrate laxative -Sunmark (cherry) or Up&Up (lemon) brands magnesium citrate laxative or Target If constipated, take oral solution by mouth as needed according to directions.
H2 receptor blocker - to prevent excess acid stomach/GERD:  cimetidine (Tagamet), famotidine (Calmicid, Fluxid, Pepcid AC), nizatidine (Axid, Axid AR), or ranitidine (Tritec, Wal-Zan, Zantac 25, Zantac 75, Zantac 150). Drugstore or Use as directed.
Prebiotic - gummy containing Inulin 2-5g/day Costco,, drugstore Chew until dissolved.
SINUS CARE Where to find it How to use it
Xlear - xylitol based nasal wash or drugstore Rinse sinuses as needed to maintain clear upper respiratory passageways.
Nasalcrom - nasal spray or drugstore Use as directed and needed to control inflammation.
CF vitamin of your choice, Vitamin D3, selenium, Lugol's iodine for more information see:
1. Antibiotics, when not absolutely necessary. We all know that heavy use of antibiotics damages the natural (friendly) bacterial flora, which are the body's first line of defense against the bad bacteria. Cycling antibiotics constantly carries serious risks of emergence of resistant strains and compromise of the immune system through damage to the gut.
2. Any treatment or drug that irritates mucosal surfaces and/or increases inflammation in the body. Inflammation drives many disease processes. For every treatment used that causes irritation and/or inflammation, gentler alternatives exist that can be tried under your doctor's supervision; preferably use an anti-inflammatory substitute that helps to cool inflammation. Dr. Warren Warwick, inventor of the oscillatory vest for CF said "I avoid all aerosols that provoke coughing by irritation." This would include the use of hypertonic saline. Use of Pulmozyme is also a concern. For more information see: "My thoughts on Living With Cystic Fibrosis"
3. Fluorinated pharmaceuticals. Toxic effects of fluoride accumulation in humans are well known for fluoroquinolones but most are unaware that toxic effects can be cumulative from exposure across many drug classes. To determine if your drug is a fluorinated pharmaceutical, type the drug name with the word 'structure' in your internet search. When you open the results and see the structure, there should be no F's for Fluoride. You can also search here:
4. Prednisone, when not absolutely necessary. You hear this from your doctor as well. Did you know that prednisone, in addition to its known side effects, is an immune suppressant?
5. Miralax. Miralax is Polyethylene glycol, which has been associated with neurotoxicity.