Medication

Although there is no cure for pulmonary fibrosis, there are medications available to slow disease progression. Learn more about the common drug therapies used for different types of pulmonary fibrosis. Some common drug therapies are described below.

Educational Videos

Generic Antifibrotics: Dr. Fell

Drug Therapy for Pulmonary Fibrosis: Dr. Kolb

Drug Coverage By Province

British Columbia – PirfenidoneNintedanib

Alberta – PirfenidoneNintedanib

Manitoba – Pirfenidone & Nintedanib (See page 79)

Saskatchewan – Pirfenidone & Nintadanib (See pages 57-63)

Ontario – Pirfenidone & Nintedanib (See pages 331-333)

Quebec – Pirfenidone & Ninedanib – English (See pages 117 & 129) / Fran├žais (Voir pages 125 et 137)

New Brunswick – Pirfenidone & Nintedanib (See pages 64 & 74)

Newfoundland & Labrador – Pirfenidone & Nintedanib (See pages 209 & 237)

Nova Scotia – Pirfenidone & Nintedanib (See pages 80 & 93)

Prince Edward Island – Pirfenidone & Nintedanib (See pages 376 & 391)

Yukon – Pirfenidone & Nintedanib (See pages 234 & 269)

Northwest Territories – Extended Health Benefits for Specified Disease Conditions Program (Alberta Blue Cross)

Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) – Pirfenidone & Nintedanib

Medication Information Handouts

Nintedanib (OFEV)

Pirfenidone (Esbriet)

Learn more about medication for pulmonary fibrosis