Questions about Esbriet

See answers to some commonly asked questions about Esbriet

What is Esbriet® (pirfenidone)?

How might Esbriet help me?

How do I take Esbriet?

How do I move from the 3 pills (267 mg each, capsules or tablets, 3 times daily) to the 1 brown tablet (801 mg, 3 times daily)?

If I prefer to switch back to my former dosing routine of 3 pills, 3 times a day, can I?

How much does the 801 mg brown tablet cost?

Can I chew or crush the brown tablet?

My condition is stable. Do I need to take a medication?

What are the possible side effects of Esbriet?

What can I do to manage certain side effects?

Why is staying on Esbriet important?

How do I know that Esbriet is right for me?

How long has Esbriet been available in the United States?

Call an Esbriet nurse for more information: 844-693-7274


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