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What types of medicines are used to treat pulmonary fibrosis?

What types of medicines are used to treat pulmonary fibrosis?

No effective Rx: There are no effective treatments for pulmonary fibrosis although Prednisone (steroids) are often used. Multiple other medications have been used, but none has been proven to affect this condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Pulmonary Fibrosis (Definition)

Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung condition in which there is progressive scarring of the lung tissue. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, ...Read more


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What diary system can be used for patients being treated with pulmonary fibrosis?

Dietary? None.: I'm assuming you mean dietary. There is no diet shown to be of any benefit in pulmonary fibrosis. That said, this addresses your question directly and may be of use to you: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/517448-diet-for-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis/. ...Read more

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How is pulmonary fibrosis treated?

How is pulmonary fibrosis treated?

Supportive care: Supplemental oxygen, good nutrition and breathing exercises may be of benefit. There is currently no effective treatment to prevent worsening of most pulmonary fibrosis. N-acetyl cyteine supplements are currently being studied along with a medication called perfenidone to see if outcomes are different. ...Read more

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What is interstitial pulmonary fibrosis and how can it be treated?

Depends on the Dx: Pulmonary fibrosis is a loose term. "idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (ipf)" on the other hand is a specific diagnosis with no known good treatment. ...Read more

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Can idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis be treated?

Can idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis be treated?

Pirfenidone: Not approve in the us, yet approved in europe and japan but not very powerful, unfortunately. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to suppress/treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?

Are there any ways to suppress/treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?

Not yet: Unfortunately, no effective treatment for ipf is known. Currently, using n-acetyl- cysteine and possibly an experimental drug called perfenidone may be of benefit; they are not cures or even effective at reversing or arresting progression of disease. ...Read more

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Can spiriva be taken to treat pulmonary fibrosis?

No: Spiriva is helpful for patients with history of copd. If you have pulmonary fibrosis and copd, there may be a role for spiriva, but not for only pulmonary fibrosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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