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.
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