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What is Pirfenex 200 mg Tablet ?
Pirfenex (Pirfenidone) is in a group of medicines called antifibrotic agents. It is manufactured by Cipla, one of the world's leading generic pharmaceutical companies. Pirfenex is a prescription drug that should be used under the proper medical guidance of a doctor or nurse.
When is Pirfenex 200 mg Tablet prescribed ?
Pirfenex (Pirfenidone) is an anti-fibrotic medicine, used to treat mild to moderate forms of a certain lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
How Does Pirfenex (Pirfenidone) Tablet Work ?
The role of Pirfenidone is not entirely clear, but it may reduce lung inflammation and fibrosis, and may slow the deterioration of IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis).
What are the adverse effects of Pirfenex 200 mg Tablets ?
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medical treatment. Pirfenex may cause some serious, life-threatening side-effects, especially if you do not use them as recommended. The risk of getting side effects varies from person to person. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine :
Common Side Effects of Pirfenex Tablet : Nausea ; Vomiting ; Stomach pain, ; Diarrhea ; Weight loss ; Headache ; Cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat ; Insomnia ; Loss of appetite ; Joint pain etc.
Serious Side Effects of Pirfenex Tablet : Dark urine ; Burning or pain in your esophagus or throat ; Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)t ; Clay-colored stools ; Easy bruising or bleeding ; Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat) etc.
These are not all the possible side effects of Pirfenidone 200 mg tablet. If you notice any other side-effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
What are the safety measures of Pirfenex 200 mg ?
Before Taking Pirfenex anti-fibrotic medicine, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated with it. You need to remember certain points such as -
|Pirfenex 200mg may be harmful for your baby during pregnancy. Take proper medical help in case you are pregnant, may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future.|
|If you are taking Pirfenex, it is advised to stop breastfeeding. This is because there are high chances that the active ingredient in the medicine can pass on to the child through breast milk. Hence, stop breastfeeding until your doctor tells you that the medicines are completely flushed out from the body, and it is safe to breast your child.|
|While you take this anti-fibrotic medicine, you will have regular blood tests to check : your blood counts (white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets) and liver enzymes. These test can help your doctor check for any side effects. They’re also used to track the progression of disease, and to help doctors make decisions about treatment.|
|Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to Pirfenex anti-fibrotic drug or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes or preservatives. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.|
|Alcohol can interact with Pirfenex. Always talk to your physician before drinking alcohol during treatment because combining alcohol and anti-fibrotic medicine might have consequences on the efficacy and safety of the treatment.|
|Before you start treatment with Pirfenex, it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist what medicines you are already taking, including all prescription & non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Taking Pirfenex together with certain medicines or products may cause serious side effects.|
|For the best possible benefit, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of this medication as directed. If you miss a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist right away to establish a new dosing schedule.|
|Taking a single dose of expired medicine is unlikely to produce an adverse event. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you've had a medicine for a while, check the expiry date before using it. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.|
|Before using Pirfenex (Pirfenidone), tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, especially if you have liver disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney problems, cancer, heart or pancreas problems etc.|
What are the storage instructions for Pirfenex 200 mg ?
Many factors can damage your medication, including heat, air, light, and moisture. It’s important to keep in mind that where you store your medication can affect its potency and safety. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
• Store Pirfenidone at room temperature away from light and moisture.
• Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
• Keep this medicine in its original bottle. Prescription and manufacturer bottles are created to protect the medication from light and moisture.
• Keep this anti-fibrotic drug in a safe place so that children & pets can not reach it.
• Keep Pirfenexg in a place with good lighting so you can always read the label and take the correct amount.
• Consider storing your medication separately from those of your other family members. You could keep them on a different shelf or in a different cabinet or drawer.
In order to legally purchase this medicine from DrugsSquare, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.
The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.