Pirfenidone tablet 200mg is a film coated tablets. It is synthetic pyridone compound that belongs to pyridines group of medicines and the shell of the capsules contains gelatin and titanium dioxide. It is an anti-fibrotic medication.
It inhibits the progression of fibrosis and loss of lung infection via anti-fibrotic, anti-inflammatory, and anti- oxidant properties.
It is predominantly metabolized by cytochrome P450.
Pirfenidone medicine is used to treat specific types of lung diseases called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) in adults. It is a situation that causes swelling and scarring in the tissues of lungs and thus makes the breathing harder.
The tablet works by reducing the scarring and swelling of lungs which makes it easier to breath.
It is an effective anti-fibrotic medication for chronic liver fibrosis.
The medicine reduces the lung fibrosis by slowing down the production of growth factors and procollagens I and II.
Take the medicine with food to avoid stomach upset and vomiting.
Use the medicine in prescribed dosage and do not alter the dosage of the medicine.
Avoid exposure to sunlight as the medicine causes sunburn easily.
Talk to your doctor about your medical history and the medication you are already on to avoid contradictions.
Do not skip the doses of the medicine.
Do not stop taking the medicine without your doctor’s consent or it may affect the treatment and reverse the complications.
Talk to your doctor about all the pros and cons of the medicine before you use it to avoid further complications.