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Pirfenidone (Pirfenex)

5.00 out of 5
(16 customer reviews)


Product Name: Pirfenex

Active Ingredient: Pirfenidone

Dosage Form: Oral Tablets

Strength: 200 MG

Manufacturer: Cipla

Country of Origin: India

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What Is Pirfenidone?

Pirfenidone is a prescription medicine used to treat people with a lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

FDA approval of two new drugs for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (Pirfenidone and Ofev) offers new hope for patients who live with this deadly, incurable disease.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved pirfenidone, a TGF-beta synthesis inhibitor for the treatment of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

Before taking Pirfenidone
Before you start treatment, tell your doctor if you:

  • have liver problems
  • have kidney problems
  • are a smoker
  • have any other medical conditions
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if the drug will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if the drug passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take Pirfenidone or breastfeed.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the­counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

How Should I Take Pirfenidone?

  • Take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to take it.
  • Your doctor may change your dosage as needed.
  • Take the medication with food. This may help to decrease nausea and dizziness.
  • If you miss a dose, take your next dose as soon as you remember.
  • Do not take two doses at the same time to make up for your missed dose.
  • Do not take more than three doses each day.
  • If you overdose, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
  • Your doctor should do certain blood tests before you start treatment.

What Should I Avoid While Taking Pirfenidone?

  • Avoid sunlight. Pirfenidone can make your skin sensitive to the sun and the light from sunlamps and tanning beds. You could get a severe sunburn. Use sunscreen (SPF50) and wear a hat and clothes that cover your skin if you have to be in sunlight. Talk to your doctor if you get sunburn.
  • Avoid smoking. Smoking may affect how well the medicine works.

Pirfenidone Side Effects

Pirfenidone may cause serious side effects, including:

  • liver problems.Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained symptoms such as yellowing of your skin or the white part of your eyes (jaundice), dark or brown (tea colored) urine, pain on the upper right side of your stomach area (abdomen), bleeding or bruising more easily than normal, feeling tired. Your doctor will do blood tests to check how your liver is working during your treatment.
  • sensitivity to sunlight (photosensitivity) and rash.
  • stomach problemssuch as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn, and stomach pain may occur. Tell your doctor right away if your stomach problems get worse or do not go away. Your doctor may need to change your dose.

The most common side effects include feeling tired, headache, dizziness and decreased or loss of appetite.These are not all the possible side effects. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

How Should I Store Pirfenidone?

  • Store the tablets at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
  • Keep in a tightly closed container.
  • Safely throw away any Pirfenidone that is out of date or no longer needed.
  • Keep all medicines out of reach of children.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Pulmonology Specialist Dr. Charles Chan explains IPF treatment


Consult our licensed pharmacists for free at 1-888-488-9965 to buy Pirfenidone and ask questions regarding Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. 

16 reviews for Pirfenidone (Pirfenex)

  1. brendareithmeier@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5


    The medication is so affordable, and works! My husband’s pulmonary fibrosis did not only stop progression, but also improved. The pharmacist is exceptional in his knowledge and extremely helpful and patient, always able to help my husband and answer all of our questions. Highly recommend to anyone!

  2. businesslaw211@gmail.com
    5 out of 5


    Love it

  3. dczrm@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5


    Reliable medication, excellent service, very knowledgeable and helpful real Canadian pharmacist. Would highly recommend to anyone! Highly recommended by my Doctor too.

  4. jianeration@gmail.com
    5 out of 5


    Bought pirfenidone from here a few times, great medication and knowledgeable pharmacists.

  5. billyswish@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5


    great service and product

  6. andreak@outlook.com
    5 out of 5


    Thank you, LifeRelay!

  7. bzqmpn@outlook.com
    5 out of 5


    Esbriet is a great cure for IPF lung disease!

  8. bluesky777@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5


    Referred by another patient to get pirfenidone here. Thanks Life Relay!

  9. lynadia1@gmail.com


    Plz, can anyone tell me how long does it take to recieve the medicine ? By the way i’m from morroco.

    • liferelayhealthcare@gmail.com


      It usually takes about two weeks to receive the medicine. We ship internationally to all countries for the same flat shipping fee of $20.99.

  10. 1963kittenla@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5


    Found Pirfenidone here from a google search, quite impressed by the service and friendly staff. Highly recommend!

  11. ginagain74@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5


    I’ve been a returning customer for pirfenidone at Life Relay. Professional staff, great knowledge of the medicine and IPF. Thanks a lot!

  12. lisamorolista@msn.com
    5 out of 5


    my lung specialist recommended this pharmacy, which I have been using for many years and will continue to use. I’m really impressed with the knowledge and service provided by the pharmacist. they are always available to answer my questions. the drug always get delivered on time, many times earlier than expected. And most importantly, the medication works! highly recommended to all patients like myself who are looking for good reliable drug, that is cheap, and great service!

  13. Ctume1991@gmail.com


    I’m from Perú. I need this medicine. Someone can help me to know how can i get this medicine to my country? Infortunately, peruvian pharmacy doesn’t sell this medicine. Thanks for your advices.

    • liferelayhealthcare@gmail.com


      Hi Cesar, we ship internationally to all countries, and it usually takes about two weeks to receive the medicine.

  14. zuzano62@gmail.com


    I’m from Myanmar.How can l buy this medicine?Please help me.

    • liferelayhealthcare@gmail.com


      Hi Mimi, you may proceed with purchasing Pirfenidone through our website. We will ship to the shipping address provided on the order, and we ship internationally. If there’s any questions, please call us at 1-888-488-9965.

  15. jbnotGex@artemmel.info
    5 out of 5


    Good experience with Life Relay on purchasing Pirfenidone.

  16. lisa.monroe.129102@msn.com
    5 out of 5


    Very high-quality medication. Excellent service. Great pharmacist. Would definitely continue getting my medications from you, and recommend all other patients get their medications here! Best pharmacy service we’ve ever had!

  17. julie1977DC@gmail.com
    5 out of 5


    Reliable services and delivery. Thanks Life RELAY!

  18. yvonnesmith1958@gmail.com
    5 out of 5


    Professional staff to talk to. Unlike other online stores, pharmacists here know their medications well. 5 stars!

  19. Alenix65789@gmail.com
    5 out of 5


    Trusted professional staff and reliable service. Recommended

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