PF Patients That Can Benefit From Esbriet

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Esbriet (pirfenidone) is an anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic drug which has been found to be effective in slowing down the rate of fibrosis in the lung tissue of patients with pulmonary fibrosis (PF). But which PF patients would benefit most from the drug?

Esbriet may prevent acute flares in IPF patients after lung cancer surgery.

This video from MD Magazine TV identifies the types of patients that are ideal for the use of esbriet. Dr. Benjamin Kramer from Genentech discusses some of the criteria a patient must meet to be considered for esbriet. He shares that patients must be aware of the side effects of esbriet and how they’ll be managed, along with the fact that esbriet will not cure their pulmonary fibrosis but merely slow down the progression of the disease.

Find out more about the progression of pulmonary fibrosis. 

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