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10 Things You Didn't Know About Cystic Fibrosis

 lung infections.

The doctor may prescribe preventive medications against lung infections.

Usually the doctor will prescribe medications to protect against lung infections, reduce and control mucus in the lungs, and replace digestive enzymes. Usually a patient will be prescribed such as Mucolytics (Mucus Thinners), Bronchodilators (Inhalers), Antibiotics in the case of lung infections, as well as a Nebulizer for more constant breathing therapy, and CFTR modulators which correct the function of the dysfunctional protein caused by CF. In some cases the antibiotic azithromycin is used to long term to combat lung infections should they arise in CF patients.