Pulmonary Fibrosis News Forums Forums Treatments and Science Esbriet (Pirfenidone) Taking Esbriet and Ofev at the same time.

  • mike-clifford

    Member
    December 16, 2022 at 9:41 am

    I know for a fact that esbriet is contraindicated if you’re on Ofev. I’d imagine it’s the same if you’re on esbriet I.e Ofev would likely be contraindicated.

  • shawn-s-fahrer

    Member
    June 21, 2023 at 12:43 am

    You will be told by your doctor to go on either one OR the other. Since (under my insurance plan), the generic form of esbriet (pirfenidone) is ~ $80 per month (while the non-generic Ofev can run into the undreds of dollars per month if not more, even if you ARE insured since it is still VERY EXPENSIVE), you will be probaly told to start pirfenidone as the generic to ‘Esbriet’ as opposed to Ofev (unless for some reason, you wind up having an alergy to pirfenidone and are forced to used Ofev as an alternatice at a higher up front cost to you).

    I have had no side effects from it — but remember that I am a sample size of ONE….

  • Paul D Boccocelli

    Member
    June 22, 2023 at 2:56 pm

    I don’t think a pulmonary doctor would prescribe both medications for you.

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