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Side effect(s) of Pirfenidone

Read the side effects of Pirfenidone as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, gastritis, GERD (gastro oesophageal reflux disease), loss of appetite, indigestion, abdominal pain, abdominal distension

Skin: Photosensitivity, rash, itching and dry skin

Central Nervous System: Dizziness, insomnia, and fatigue

Respiratory: Sinusitis and upper respiratory infections

Others: 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.

Drug Name : Pirfenidone

Pirfenidone generic 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. The exact mechanism of action of pirfenidone is not known. Pirfenidone is thought to reduce the lung fibrosis (scarring and thickening of lungs) by decreasing the release or activity of naturally occurring substances in the body such as certain growth factors.
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