How to Treat Pulmonary Fibrosis

how to treat pulmonary fibrosis

There is currently no cure for pulmonary fibrosis and patients often face a prognosis of three to five years after diagnosis. However, medication and other treatment options can help improve patients’ quality of life.

Medication for the treatment of patient with pulmonary fibrosis

  • Nintedanib (Ofev)
  • Pirfenidone (Esbriet, Pirfenex, Pirespa)
  • Cotrimoxazole (Trisulfa-FPI)

 

Treatment options to address respiratory problems

 

Complementary treatment options for pulmonary fibrosis patients

  • Flu and pneumonia vaccines
  • Cough medicines or oral codeine
  • Vitamin D, calcium, and a bone-building medicine
  • Anti-reflux therapy

 

 

Note: Pulmonary Fibrosis News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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