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Esbriet

Medicine Information

Esbriet: Pronounced as (es bri aet)

Active ingredient: Pirfenidone

  • Why is this medication prescribed?

Pirfenidone is prescribed for curing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which in other words is lung scarring caused because of an unfamiliar reason. Experts are not much aware of its functionality.

  • How should this medicine be used?

Initially low doses of Pirfenidone are advised but later, the doctor may increase the dose to a longer period. The medicine usually is an orally consumable capsule and it advised to take thrice a day, but not empty stomach. It is good to maintain a schedule and consume Pirfenidone on same time. Dosage should not be altered or varied with self decision.

  • What should I do if I forget a dose?

The moment you recall you have missed a dose, take it. However, if you have not taken Pirfenidone for two weeks or more during the course of the treatment, consult your physician. You may restart the consumption of Pirfenidone with doctor’s suggestion as he may want to reinitiate the consumption on a low dose before resuming the same dosage as earlier.

  • What side effects can this medication cause?

Pirfenidone can show multiple side-effects in various patients. Observing any kind of side-effect, it is good to get in touch with the doctor. Commonly seen symptoms as side-effects of Pirfenidone can be in the form of headache, diarrhoea, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, weight loss, pain in joints, etc.

Few of its side-effects can be dangerous and doctor’s consultation and treatment should be had as soon as you experience any of these: weakness, appetite loss, strange bleeding, pain in upper right stomach, eyes or skin turning yellow, urine colour change, hoarseness, etc.

  • Precautions:
  • Tell the doctor about your allergies before consuming Pirfenidone.
  • Check Pirfenidone contents with your pharmacist or doctor to make sure that you not allergic to any of them.
  • Share about your pregnancy or any other disorder with your doctor before starting Pirfenidone consumption.
  1. Drug Name

    Prescription Required

    Salt Name

    Action

  1. GENERIC EQUIVALENT TO ESBRIET 200mg

    Yes

    Pirfenidone

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