Building your Esbriet routine

Starting right and staying strong on treatment

As you begin taking Esbriet® (pirfenidone), you may find that you need to make small changes to your usual routines. Try these helpful suggestions for how to build good habits.

Setting good habits can help you start strong and continue with your treatment as prescribed. You can also download and use the Tracking Your Journey journal to help you stay on top of your IPF treatment.

Building good habits

Establishing a new habit as part of your routine, such as remembering to take your Esbriet as directed by your doctor, may take time. Here are some tips to help you build good habits so you can start and stay strong on treatment:

Building your Esbriet routine

For more help with starting and staying on treatment, check out these downloadable resources >

Important things to keep in mind when starting Esbriet

  • In idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), slowing the decline of lung function can be an important goal of treatment. Starting and staying on Esbriet as prescribed by your doctor may help
  • Once you begin taking Esbriet, you may not “feel” different. This is because Esbriet is meant to slow your disease progression. Esbriet does not treat IPF symptoms or undo lung scarring
  • IPF gets worse at different rates in different people. With or without Esbriet, your lung function may continue to decline

Remember, the goal is to preserve more lung function by slowing disease progression. Your doctor will do lung function tests to measure how IPF is damaging your lungs over time.

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