Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a respiratory disease where scarring occurs in the lungs.
There are several medications that are currently available for the treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. These medicines can help reduce or prevent the amount of scarring that occurs in the lungs. They help you breathe more easily and control coughing.
Medications for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Medications to help control scarring include nintedanib (Ofev) and pirfenidone (Esbriet), which can also assist in easing your breathing.
Azathioprine (Imuran), cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan), and mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept) are all medications that help your immune system. They reduce the inflammation you are feeling from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Corticosteroids may also help.
It is important that you talk to your doctor or a professional healthcare provider before you decide to take any medication to treat Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He or she can provide you with more information. A doctor can also suggest other options that are better suited to your Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Medications used for the treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis will not cure you. However, it may help reduce symptoms. Several therapies are available to help maintain the symptoms associated with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Oxygen therapy can help you breathe more easily and allows you to live out an active and healthy lifestyle.
Pulmonary rehab is a type of therapy where you do exercises to build up strength. It will teach you how to keep your breathing in check.
If you have severe scarring in your lungs due to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, then surgery or a lung transplant may be the only option for you.
There is no guarantee that the mentioned treatments will have the same effect on everyone. Ask your doctor about all the options you are considering in regards to your case of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
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