How to Treat Pulmonary Fibrosis

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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

  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Lung Transplant


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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