What is Esbriet used for?
Esbriet is used to treat pulmonary fibrosis, a condition which causes the lungs to develop scarred tissue, become stiff and make breathing difficult. It slows down the progression of pulmonary fibrosis.
Always read and understand the drug information guide provided with the product before you begin taking Esbriet. When you buy Esbriet online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
This is taken by mouth usually three times a day with food. The dosage can vary and depends on the stage of your condition and your response to treatment. You should take this everyday at the same time each day for the best response.
Esbriet can make you more sensitive to the sun. During treatment , limit your time in the sun and use sunscreen (spf 50) and wear protective clothing while in the sun. Light from sunlamps and tanning beds should also be avoided while taking Esbriet.
You may need a blood test to check the health of your liver prior to treatment. This may not be a safe medication if you have liver problems.
The following drugs are known to interact with Esbriet. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications, (including prescription medications and herbal products) with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs or if your therapeutic plan needs to be changed.
- Interferon Alfa-2b
- Peginterferon Alfa-2b
Esbriet has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. If you experience any signs and symptoms of serious side effects when taking this, talk to your doctor or seek emergency care.
Report side effects to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Esbriet online.
- lower back or side pain
- body aches or pain
- increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
- trouble sleeping
- sore throat
- pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
- severe sunburn
- Acid or sour stomach
- sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
- joint or muscle pain
- change in taste
- heartburn or indigestion
- stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
- ear congestion
- fever with or without chills
- redness or other discoloration of the skin
- Cough or hoarseness
- loss of appetite
- stuffy or runny nose
- general feeling of tiredness or weakness
- large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- itching or skin rash
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- painful or difficult urination
- lack or loss of strength
- weight loss
- upper respiratory tract infections
- stomach problems
- feeling tired
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DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using prescription drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Esbriet online. Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.