IPF is a serious disease where by the patients lung gets fibrosed and the reason is unknown. Slowly the lungs capacity to exchange gas and maintain ventilation reduces and hence the cough
Your dad is on the right treatment however the dose for perfenidone should be uptitrated to 1800 per day and steroids
can be reduced to 10 mg slowly. Another drug that can be added and guidelines speak of showing some benefit is NAC (n acetyl cysteine
) in a dose of 1800 per day again.
I m sorry but there is not much we can do for IPF patients, no new drug, no new significant trials.
Alternative medicines i have no idea whether they can help but hasnt heard of Serratiopeptidase
is useless in IPF patientsLung transplant
can be done and is the only treatment of benefit known but has its own complications