Read the side effects of Pirfenidone as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Nausea, vomiting, gastritis, GERD
(gastro oesophageal reflux disease), loss of appetite, indigestion, abdominal pain, abdominal distension
Photosensitivity, rash, itching and dry skin
Central Nervous System:
Dizziness, insomnia, and fatigue
and upper respiratory infections
Increased liver enzymes, joint pain, weight loss
Other Precautions :
• Cigarette smoking during the therapy should be stopped as smoking causes increased clearance of drug from the body leading to decreased effectiveness of the drug.
• Increased calorie intake may be required in patients with excessive weight loss due to pirfenidone.