This medication is orally active, little molecule drug that inhibits the synthesis of TGF-beta, a chemical mediator that controls many cell functions including proliferation and discrimination, and plays a main part in fibrosis. It also slows down the production of TNF-alpha, a cytokine that is considered as the major cause of inflammation. Pirfenidone has confirmed action in numerous fibrotic conditions of the lung, kidney and liver. It is an uncommon syndrome, which causes the lungs to become thick. The changes caused to the lungs by this condition make it very complicated for the patient to breathe easily and correctly. Mostly this disease affects the people of the age of 50 and 70 years.
You should avoid taking overdose of this medicine. Overdose of this medicine can be hazardous. You must take the dose according to the instruction of your doctor.
The most common side effects of this medicine are nausea, skin irritation, tiredness, Loose motions, indigestion, and gastrointestinal problems. If these conditions persist for long time and gives cruel effects, you must talk to your doctor at once.
You must talk to your doctor about the dosage and side effects. You must discuss your medical conditions to your doctor before using this medication. You should not take overdose of this medication. Take the dosage as your doctor has instructed you and you should not stop taking this medicine without the suggestion of the doctor.