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Esbriet and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Esbriet (pirfenidone).


Pirfenidone Food

Moderate Food Interaction

Pirfenidone should be taken with food to help reduce dizziness and gastrointestinal side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and upset stomach. Avoid smoking during treatment, as cigarette smoking can reduce the blood levels and effects of pirfenidone. If you are a smoker, you should try to quit smoking before starting treatment. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns, or need help in finding a smoking cessation program. You should also avoid consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking pirfenidone, as it may increase blood levels of the medication and lead to more side effects. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Esbriet drug interactions

There are 130 drug interactions with Esbriet (pirfenidone).

Esbriet disease interactions

There are 3 disease interactions with Esbriet (pirfenidone) which include:

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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