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
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