What is Pirfenidone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic Name: Pirfenidone

Pirfenidone is an anti-fibrotic and antiinflammation medication used to slow the progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It is currently approved in Europe, Asia and Canada, but not the United States.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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Severe
3
Moderate
6
Mild
5
None
4

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Pirfenidone)
Dosage Patients
9 capsule(s) daily 8
2,403 mg daily 8
9 tablet(s) daily 4
600 mg daily 4
6 tablet(s) daily 3
9 mg daily 3
267 mg daily 3
801 mg daily 3
267 mg three times daily 3
3 capsule(s) daily 2
Why Patients Stopped Taking Pirfenidone (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
Other 1
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 3 patients who’ve stopped taking Pirfenidone

Duration

Currently Taking Pirfenidone
Duration Patients
0-1 month 3
1-3 months 6
3-6 months 3
6 months-1 year 6
1-2 years 12
2 years or more 6
Stopped Taking Pirfenidone
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 0
Adherence
Always
16 89%
Usually
2 11%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
1 6%
Somewhat
4 22%
A little
4 22%
Not at all
9 50%
Cost per month
$200+
4 31%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
1 8%
$25-49
1 8%
< $25
7 54%
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1 patient evaluation for Pirfenidone

Mumbai
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Mumbai
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 68
PF Severity:
I am: g
I have:
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

See Mumbai's full Pirfenidone history

Oct 13, 2014 (Started Nov 11, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 8 tablet(s) Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Nov 26, 2013 (Started Nov 11, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 8 tablet(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: I started with 2 tablets a day . I had headache after 10 days . I stopped for 4 days I started again. After 3 week I started 4 tablets a day . I started feeling of tiredness . I had headache after 15 days . I stopped for 3 days I started again 4 tablets . I reached level of 8 tablets with in 3 months . I do checking of liver / renal / lipid profile and RBC count every quarter . All parameters of above test gone up high in last 8 months in comparatively before start of pirfenidone . As per my medical doctor they are in safe limits.my oxygen level after 6 mts walk improved in 9 months .my Fvc is now 74 percent which was 57 percent in year 2010 .i take nutrients like nano curcumin / dry ginger / basil extract tablets and alpha lipolic acid tablets .i take 2 tablets of rabeperazole as anti acid for reflux
Cost: $200+ monthly

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