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Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Any new medicine for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis or that is being developed?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 46 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Perfinodone is the newest drug in treatment of IPF.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Perfinodone is the newest drug in the treatment of IPF.
It is anti fibrotic in nature. It gives best results when started in early fibrosis.
So discuss about Perfinodone with your doctor.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
Other then IPF and Gerd I am in excellent health. My father lived to be 98 and my mother 93. I was diagnosed 1 yr ago and do not need oxygen and at 77 should I consider a lung transplant?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 19 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes, you should definitely register for lung transplant.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Sorry for late reply as I was busy with my other professional obligations.

Yes, you should definitely register in lung transplant registry. And if lung transplant is available then you should definitely go for it.

Please let me know
1. Have you ever consulted transplant surgeon?
2. What is your recent CT scan?

Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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