Partnering with your doctor

Getting the most out of your doctor’s appointments

Once you have started taking Esbriet® (pirfenidone), it's important to continue having a good relationship with your doctor and healthcare team. Having clear communication helps you better understand idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and helps your healthcare team better support you.

Talk to your doctor about:

  • How you are feeling, emotionally and physically
  • Side effects you may be experiencing
  • The medications you are currently taking
  • Any questions you may have

Tracking Your Journey Journal

Keeping daily records of your health can help your doctor see how you’re doing on your IPF treatment goals. Download this helpful journal to help prepare for your next doctor’s visit >

Tracking your Journey journal
  • Use the weekly tracker to help you get into the habit of taking Esbriet 3 times each day with meals
  • The medical notes section of the journal lets you jot down your thoughts, notes, and questions for your doctor as you think of them
  • The journal also helps you record the good things happening to you—use the “what inspires you” section to stay motivated
  • By arriving at your appointments with your journal filled out, you’ll feel more prepared to partner with your doctor and ready to get the most out of your appointment


Videos from Esbriet patients

Hear people with IPF and their families talk about their experiences with Esbriet.