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What is the difference between ofev, nintedanib, esbriet & pirfenidone?

Posted 15 Mar 2015 by RealFriend 2 answers

IPF or Lung fibrosis is serious diesease.In USA, FDA recently approved OFEV, the first medicine to treat IPF. Similar medicine for such treatment was manufactured in INDIA, under the name, PIRFENIDONE and some persons who used it had severe side effect on Liver and had to discontinue for this ...

Are any of you on the medication Ofev? Do you think its help?

Posted 28 Jan 2015 by gavrob12 2 answers

My husband has been going through difficult times, he was diagnosed with pulmonary Fibrosis last year, he's had pneumonia twice last year, terrible coughing frenzy's that last for minutes. How has the medication help you? Can you see any improvement with this new drug Ofev?

How many people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are on lipitor (or related anti-cholesterol?

Posted 6 Mar 2012 by Davtren 1 answer

... drugs)? The hypothesis is that surfactant (which keeps the alveoli in your lungs inflated) needs cholesterol, so if it is inhibited the alveoli collapse and you get fibrosis

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis - Hello, my father has Ipf and is experiencing severe abdominal pains?

Posted 14 Nov 2014 by rebrooks81 2 answers

... that are really effecting his quality of life. Our GP has ruled out prostate, bladder issues and basically has given up. Has anyone any experience of what this could be? Any thoughts appreciated. Becci

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis - I have been recently diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, and have?

Posted 3 Oct 2010 by bichat 1 answer

... been told that the drug pirespa has shown positve signs. This drug, as I understand it has only been approved in Japan. I have a prescription from my french specialist in france, but have been unable to find the way to purchase the drug in Japan or elsewhere. Can you help?

Esbriet - What to use on an itchy red rash?

Posted 8 Aug 2016 by Lynnee65 0 answers

Taking esprit and am using 100spf sunscreen and protective clothing. Have a red and very itchy rash have tried many ointments and cream. Any ideas on what to put on the rash to get rid if the itch.

Is their a person on esbriet that quit and effects were bad?

Posted 11 Jan 2017 by Davidzarzoza 0 answers

I am taking 3 pills 3 times a day. I am in 5 weeks of back, side and chest pains and just finished antibiotics and steriods for infection but still have chest and little back pain. I go back to my lung doctor on 1/11 and take blood tests too see if infection is gone. Liver counts changed at same ...

Can you have live vaccines whilst taking nintedanib?

Posted 27 Feb 2017 by Blue 44 0 answers

Is it safe to have shingles vaccine whilst taking nintedanib ofev?

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Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Esbriet, Ofev, nintedanib, pirfenidone, interferon gamma-1b, Actimmune