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Pulmonary Fibrosis | Alveolitis

Symptoms and Treatments

 Treatment Action Most common side effects
(None proven in controlled trials; the following have been used)

Cyclophosphamide (Procytox®)

Suppress immune  response Hair loss, decreased appetite, bladder inflammation, bone marrow damage, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, increased cancer risk, increased infection.


Suppress immune

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, increased infection, pancreatitis, increased cancer risk, anemia.

(Neoral®, Sandimmune®)

Impair lymphocytes Tremor, hypertension, hirsutism, nausea, renal failure, headache, nausea, vomiting, infections.

Mycophenolate mofetil

Impair lymphocytes Pain, abdominal pain, back pain, tremor, headache, hypertension, chest pain, GI hemorrhage, nausea, vomiting, anemia, fever, infections, sepsis, swelling in the legs.


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