Pulmofib 200mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It reduces scarring and swelling in the lungs and helps to breathe better.
Pulmofib 200mg Tablet is best taken with food. Take it at the same time every day to get the most benefits. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.
The most common side effects of this medicine include insomnia, headache, and dizziness. To overcome dizziness, avoid driving or attention-seeking activity. Some people may experience weight loss and other side effects. Monitor your weight regularly or ask for the doctor’s advice in such cases. Your doctor also may perform a liver function test while on treatment with this medicine.
Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney disease. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. It makes your skin sun-sensitive, wear protective clothing or apply sunscreen while in direct contact with the sun. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
USES OF PULMOFIB TABLET
- Treatment of Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
SIDE EFFECTS OF PULMOFIB TABLET
Common side effects of Pulmofib
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
- Sinus inflammation
- Loss of appetite
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Weight loss
HOW TO USE PULMOFIB TABLET
HOW PULMOFIB TABLET WORKS
Use of Pulmofib 200mg Tablet is not recommended with severe kidney disease and dialysis patients.
Use of Pulmofib 200mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
HOW PULMOFIB 200MG WORKS:
PULMOFIB 200MG works by reducing fibrosis (scarring) and swelling in the lungs. This makes breathing easier.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Always take PULMOFIB 200MG exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with or without food. Try to take this medicine at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS OF PULMOFIB 200MG:
Swelling of the face, lips and/or tongue, itching, hives, difficulty breathing or wheezing, or feeling faint(angioedema)
Yellowing of the eyes or skin or dark urine, skin itching (signs of abnormal liver function)
Skin reactions after going out in the sun or using sunlamps
Indigestion or stomach upset
Loss of appetite
Infections of the throat or the airways going into the lungs and/or sinusitis
Changes in taste
Shortness of breath
Increased levels of liver enzymes
Muscle pain, aching joints/joint pains
Decrease in white blood cells
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.
Drink lot of fluids such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines without consult to a doctor.
Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.
Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.
Drink fluids which helps thin the mucus in your throat. Suck on cough drops or hard candies.
Talk to your doctor if you are taking,
Antibiotics such as enoxacin, rifampicin, doxycycline, ciprofloxacin (used to treat infections)
Amiodarone, propafenone (used to treat heart disease)
Fluvoxamine (used to treat depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Omeprazole (used to treat conditions such as indigestion, gastroesophageal reflux disease)
Drug : Pirfenidone
Pharmacological Category :
Anti-inflammatory Agent, Antifibrotic Agent
Therapeutic Indication : Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Dosage Forms : Tablet
Store at room temperature and keep out of reach of children.
FAQs ABOUT PULMOFIB 200MG:
Q: Is PULMOFIB 200MG a steroid?
A: No, it is not a steroid.
Q: What are the benefits of PULMOFIB 200MG?
A: This medicine is used to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in adults. In Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis the tissues of the lungs get scarred and swell with time, which creates problem in breathing. This medicine helps reduce these effects to make you breathe better.
Q: What should I avoid while taking PULMOFIB 200MG?
A: You should restrict sun exposure, while taking this medicine. Wear sunblock daily and cover your arms, legs, and head to reduce exposure to sunlight. Along with that, avoid smoking as it decreases the effect of this medicine.