Tag Archives: Fibrosis

Medical News Today: Cystic fibrosis: Existing drug may improve lung function

Researchers say a drug that is already available on the market can help those affected by cystic fibrosis. An antifungal medication may help people with cystic fibrosis. Amphotericin, which is an antifungal medication, might help people with cystic fibrosis fight the chronic bacterial lung infections that tend to occur with this disease, according to a… Read More »

Prophylactic Azithromycin Beneficial in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

December 14, 2018 Share this content: The number of hospital admissions and antibiotics prescribed dropped in participants who took prophylactic azithromycin. Prophylactic azithromycin may reduce hospital stays and the need for rescue antibiotics in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to a retrospective study published in the European Respiratory Journal. Researchers analyzed the use of… Read More »