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(also known as IPF)
Pirfenidone is an orally active small molecule drug that may inhibit collagen synthesis, down regulate production of multiple cytokines and block fibroblast proliferation and stimulation in response to cytokines. Pirfenidone has demonstrated activity in multiple fibrotic conditions, including those of the lung, kidney ... more at Wikipedia

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Pulmonary Fibrosis
Overall, 50% (6 Members) find Pirfenidone helpful

Pirfenidone Reviews

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Working / Worked
Mom is in the UCLA trials and is one of their STAR people doing very well on this!!! Still progressing, but, VERY slowly! What a blessing that drug is!
Working / Worked
this is for my hubby. stopped coughing, but gaining weight
Too Soon To Tell
I order some from overseas, My dad has pulmonary fibrosis and is on oxygen all the time. I hope this can control the advanced of this very unfortunate desease.
Too Soon To Tell
My SO has only taken a couple of rounds and only before bed. Anything that helps us both get a good night's sleep is helpful.
Too Soon To Tell
I did the Avonex dealie, too. I can't really see a huge difference but I seem to be progressing slower than most.
Too Soon To Tell
Just started meication trial.
but the doctors say I don't fall within the protocols so can't get it.
Not Working
Started on 60mg per day decreasing to 40 mg now. Blook sugar up. I don't think at this doseage it's helpful.
Somewhat Helpful
Too Soon To Tell
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