• Skin reaction to OFEV 150

    Posted by Marice Purser on June 26, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Hi my name is Marice (female) and I am in Western Australia and have been on OFEV 100 since January. About 10 days ago I have started taking OFEV 150 just in the morning, every second day. Although I have had nausea and some diarrhea days, yesterday afternoon I found a rash appeared over most of my torso. Last night it went away and tonight it is back again. Has anyone else had this problem? I am 76 yrs old and was diagnosed with IPF in 2012, and I am still lucky that I have lasted this long. I am not yet dependant upon oxygen, but need some about every 3rd or 4th day for about 1/2 an hour.

    I would love to be in Canada and meet the mice who have been working as trial for the gel coated medication which so far seems to be repairing the IPF scarring in mice. Thank you so much little darlings for your efforts and thank you to the Scientists who are trying to find a cure. If it works, I would love to give the mice and the Scientists an Aussie Hug.

    I would be interested to hear from anyone who has broken out in a rash on their body from OFEV.

    Thank you everybody for sharing your issues and information regarding IPF. My favourite saying is “Every little bit helps, said the old lady as she pee’d into the ocean”. She was spot on, every little bit helps someone, somewhere, somehow. Thank you and Best Wishes to You All.

    Marianne replied 2 years, 11 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Marianne

    June 26, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Hi arice –

    I was diagnosed 5/19, am on OFEV 150 and supplemental oxygen on exertion.  I have issues with rash usually on arms, legs and sometimes on my chest.  This rash comes and goes.  It is quite itchy.  I am not sure if it is related to the OFEV as I have in the past had eczema and was advised by dermatologist to avoid soaps, laundry detergents and basically anything with any type of scent.  I switched to using Cetaphil Pro Restoraderm eczema moisturizing shower gel and a moisturizer.  I also watch what I eat as doctors feel it might be food related.  I have allergies but no known food allergies.  Before switching doctor prescribed a cream to put on the rash.    Hope this helps.


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