Pirfenidone is used in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
How it Works
Pirfenidone helps to reduce fibrosis (scarring) and swelling which causes harder for the lungs to work. Pirfenidone is not a cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, but this medicine may slow the progress of this disease.
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Pirfenidone can include the symptoms below; Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Rash, Insomnia, Loss of appetite, Gastro-esophageal reflux disease, Diarrhoea, Weight loss, Upper respiratory tract infection, Dizziness, Fatigue, Abdominal pain, Joint pain, Dyspepsia, Sinus inflammation.