- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Common Side-Effects
- 7 Serious Side-Effects
- 8 Food Interactions
- 9 Disease Interactions
- 10 Technical Classification
- 11 Storage Conditions
- 12 Available Alternatives
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OverviewPIRFENIDONE is a Schedule H drug.
Pirfenidone is prescribed for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis which is a severe irreversible disease marked by a progressive decline in lung function. The scarring of lungs is caused by some unknown origin.Pirfenidone helps to reduce fibrosis (scarring) and swelling in the lungs.
UsagePIRFENIDONE is generally used to treat: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
PIRFENIDONE can address symptoms like: Difficulty Breathing, Fatigue (tiredness), Rapid Heart Rate (pulse), Cough
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Not enough studies to prove Risk – Ask your Doctor
How Do I Take It?PIRFENIDONE is generally taken With Food.
Route of Administration: Oral
- You should not use pirfenidone if you are allergic to it.
- Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
- Take pirfenidone with food at the same time each day.
- Pirfenidone is usually taken 3 times per day.
- You should not take more than 3 doses per day.
- You must follow this first-2-week "dose escalation" schedule when you start taking pirfenidone.
- You may need frequent medical tests to be sure pirfenidone is not causing harmful effects on your liver.
- Your next few doses may be delayed or reduced based on the results of these tests.
- Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
- Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Pirfenidone can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen Tell your doctor if you are also using antibiotic medicine, which can also make you more sensitive to sunlight.
- Avoid smoking while taking this medicine. Smoking could make pirfenidone less effective.
- Do not take pirfenidone if you are currently taking any other medicine such as tetracycline antibiotics, as they can make you more photo sensitive.
Do not take pirfenidone if you are currently taking any other medicine such as fluvoxamine, it should be discontinued prior to the initiation of pirfenidone therapy and avoided during pirfenidone therapy.
Common Side-EffectsPIRFENIDONE : Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Nausea, Vomit, Loss Of Appetite, Abdomen Pain, Abdomen Upset Stomach, Head Headache, Dizziness, Fatigue (tiredness), Weight Loss (unintentional), Sneezing, Throat Soreness, Runny Nose, Difficulty Sleeping, Body Pain, Eyes Pain
Serious Side-EffectsPIRFENIDONE : Dyspepsia, Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Muscle Pain, Joint Pain, Insomnia, Sunburn, Body Discoloration, Abdomen Discomfort, Decreased Taste, Increased Sensitivity To Heat, Eyes Yellow Eyes, Dark Colored (brown) Urine
Food InteractionsYou should avoid consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking pirfenidone, as it may increase blood levels of the medication and lead to more side effects.
Disease InteractionsPIRFENIDONE can interfere with: Acute Liver Failure, Acute Renal Failure, Smoking
Technical ClassificationPIRFENIDONE is categorized as: MISCELLANEOUS UNCATEGORIZED AGENTS / MISCELLANEOUS AGENTS
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
Common Drugs with PIRFENIDONE as Ingredient
|FIBORESP 200MG TAB||PIRFENIDONE 200.0 MG|
|FIBRODONE 200MG TAB||PIRFENIDONE 200.0 MG|
|PIRFENEX 200MG TAB||PIRFENIDONE 200 MG|
|PIRFETAB 200MG TAB||PIRFENIDONE 200.0 MG|
|SPIROPIRF 200MG TAB||PIRFENIDONE 200.0 MG|