HOW PIRFENIDONE WORKS?
Pirfenidone is a pyridone-class medication that has anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory properties. Pirfenidone reduces the swelling and inflammation in the lungs by decreasing fibroblast proliferation (connective tissue cells that generate collagen and other fibers), reducing inflammatory chemical production, and preventing the accumulation of cell contents (extracellular matrix).
Dry skin, cough, itchy skin, shortness of breath, abdominal pain and discomfort, skin redness or red skin, skin rash, vomiting, aching joints, muscular pain, sleepiness, headache Infections of the throat or airways that spread to the lungs and/or sinusitis are also prevalent, as are weariness, acid reflux, chest pain, and sunburns. Heat flushes, loss of appetite, diarrhea, feeling weak or low in energy, change in taste, disorientation, and bladder infections are all unusual symptoms. Skin responses and weight loss are fairly prevalent after being in the sun or using a sunlamp.
Before starting treatment, speak to your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- they’re suffering liver problems
- are dealing with kidney problems
- Do you smoke cigarettes?
- Do you have any other health problems?
- are planning to have a child or are expecting a child It is unknown if the drug will harm your unborn kid.
if you are or plan to be a mother who breastfeeds. The medication’s presence in your breast milk is unknown. You should talk to your doctor about whether or not you should take Pirfenidone.
All of your prescriptions, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements, should be disclosed to your doctor.