Some of the unavoidable factors can include viral infections, other illnesses, radiation therapy, and some medications. Certain chemotherapy drugs such as methotrexate (Trexall) and cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan); heart medications including amiodarone (Cordarone, Nexterone, Pacerone), and propranolol (Inderal, Innopran); or antibiotics such as nitrofurantoin (Macrobid, Macrodantin), and sulfasalazine (Azulfidine) can contribute to the onset of pulmonary fibrosis. Other illnesses including tuberculosis, pneumonia, systemic lupus erythematosus, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, and scleroderma can also cause pulmonary fibrosis.
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