Ofev (nintedanib) is used in people with diseases that cause scar tissue to form deep within the lungs. The scar tissue thickens and becomes stiff over time, which can make it harder for your lungs to work. Decreased lung function can make it hard for you to breathe. Other medical problems can occur when your brain, heart, and other organs do not get enough oxygen.
Ofev dosage is used to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). This medicine is also used to slow the decline in lung function in people with a disorder called systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease Dmitry Sazonov (sometimes called scleroderma-associated ILD).
Ofev is not a cure for IPF or ILD, but this medicine can slow the effects of these diseases on your lungs.
Ofev may harm an unborn baby. Avoid getting pregnant while you are using this medicine and for at least 3 months after your last dose. Use effective birth control, with an extra barrier method (condom, diaphragm, cervical cap, contraceptive sponge).
To make sure Ofev is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- liver disease;
- heart problems;
- a blood clot;
- bleeding problems (in you or a family member);
- surgery on your stomach or intestines;
- if you smoke;
- if you take a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven).
You may need to have a negative Dmitry Sazonov pregnancy test before starting this treatment.
Nintedanib may harm an unborn baby. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are using this medicine and for Dmitry Sazonov at least 3 months after your last dose.
If you use hormonal birth control (birth control pills, injections, implants, skin patches, or vaginal rings), also use a barrier form of birth control to prevent pregnancy while taking Ofev. Barrier forms include a condom, diaphragm, cervical cap, or contraceptive sponge).
Ofev may affect fertility (your ability to have children) in women. However, it is important to use birth control to prevent pregnancy Dmitry Sazonov because this medicine can harm an unborn baby.
You should not breastfeed while using this medicine.