PIRFENEX 400mg Tablet 15's

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

PIRFENEX 400MG contain pirfenidone which belongs to a group of medicine called pyridones. It is used to treat mild to moderate Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in adults. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a condition where the tissues in the lungs become swollen and scarred which leads to breathing difficulty. This medicine helps to reduce scarring and swelling in the lungs, and helps you breathe better.

PIRFENEX 400MG makes your skin sun sensitive. So, wear protective clothing or apply sunscreen while in direct contact with sun. The most common side effects are difficulty sleeping, headache, dizziness, tiredness, loss of appetite, infections of the throat, weight loss. This medicine is strictly not recommended for use in children and adolescents under the age of 18 years.

Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

USES OF PIRFENEX 400MG

  • Treat mild to moderate Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

HOW PIRFENEX 400MG WORKS

PIRFENEX 400MG works by reducing fibrosis (scarring) and swelling in the lungs. This makes breathing easier.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take PIRFENEX 400MG exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with or without food. Try to take this medicine at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.

SIDE EFFECTS OF PIRFENEX 400MG

SERIOUS

  • swelling of the face, lips and/or tongue, itching, hives, difficulty breathing or wheezing, or feeling faint(angioedema)
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin or dark urine, skin itching (signs of abnormal liver function)

COMMON

  • skin reactions after going out in the sun or using sunlamps
  • nausea
  • tiredness
  • diarrhoea
  • indigestion or stomach upset
  • loss of appetite
  • headache
  • infections of the throat or the airways going into the lungs and/or sinusitis
  • bladder infections
  • weight loss
  • difficulty sleeping
  • dizziness
  • feeling sleepy
  • changes in taste
  • hot flushes
  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • increased levels of liver enzymes
  • muscle pain, aching joints/joint pains
  • chest pain

RARE

  • decrease in white blood cells

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea:

Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.

Diarrhoea:

Drink lot of fluids such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines without consult to a doctor.

Headache:

Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.

Dizziness:

Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.

Cough:

Drink fluids which helps thin the mucus in your throat. Suck on cough drops or hard candies.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

PIRFENEX 400MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

PIRFENEX 400MG should be used with caution in breast feeding women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines while taking this medicine as it may cause dizziness or tiredness.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with PIRFENEX 400MG.

KIDNEY

PIRFENEX 400MG is not recommended in patients with active kidney diseases. Before taking, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

LIVER

PIRFENEX 400MG is not recommended in patients with active liver diseases. Before taking, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

ALLERGY

Do not take PIRFENEX 400MG if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to pirfenidone or any other ingredients in this medicine.

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor if you are taking,

  • antibiotics such as enoxacin, rifampicin, doxycycline, ciprofloxacin (used to treat infections)
  • amiodarone, propafenone (used to treat heart disease)
  • fluvoxamine (used to treat depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • omeprazole (used to treat conditions such as indigestion, gastroesophageal reflux disease)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Pirfenidone
Pharmacological Category :  

Anti-inflammatory Agent, Antifibrotic Agent

Therapeutic Indication :   Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

Store at room temperature and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT PIRFENEX 400MG

Is PIRFENEX 400MG a steroid?

No, it is not a steroid.

What are the benefits of PIRFENEX 400MG?

This medicine is used to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in adults. In Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis the tissues of the lungs get scarred and swell with time, which creates problem in breathing. This medicine helps reduce these effects to make you breathe better.

What should I avoid while taking PIRFENEX 400MG?

You should restrict sun exposure, while taking this medicine. Wear sunblock daily and cover your arms, legs, and head to reduce exposure to sunlight. Along with that, avoid smoking as it decreases the effect of this medicine.

REFERENCES

1. George A Margaritopoulos,1 Eirini Vasarmidi,2 and Katerina M Antoniou2. Pirfenidone in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: an evidence-based review of its place in therapy. US National Library of Medicines, National Institutes of Health. 1 Jul 2016. [Accessed 27 Nov 2020] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4936814/

2. Shu-Min Li, Yang Lin, Shan-Shan Liang. Efficacy of pirfenidone for the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis: An updated systematic review protocol of randomized controlled trial. NIH: National Library of Medicine, National center of biotechnology Information Pubmed.gov. Apr 2019. [Accessed 27 Nov 2020] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31027140/

3. Roche Pharma AG; Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC) [Revised on Nov 2020] [Accessed 27 Nov 2020] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.7939.pdf

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PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1
    Item Weight
    25
    Ingredient
    PIRFENIDONE 400 MG
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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PIRFENEX 400mg Tablet 15's

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