Method of providing pirfenidone therapy to a patient

  • US 8,420,674 B2
  • Filed: 07/07/2010
  • Issued: 04/16/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A starter pack for use in an initial dose escalation regimen which provides pirfenidone to a patient at a first oral daily dosage of 801 mg for days one to seven of the dose escalation regimen;

  • provides a second oral daily dosage of 1602 mg pirfenidone for days eight to fourteen of the dose escalation regimen; and

    provides a third oral daily dosage of 2403 mg pirfenidone for at least day fifteen of the dose escalation regimen,the starter pack comprising a plurality of compartments for containing a dosage amount of pirfenidone arranged within rows and columns,wherein the starter pack comprises separate rows for Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 with three separate columns for three dosage amounts to be taken each day; and

    wherein each of the three compartments for Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 separately contain one pill of 267-mg pirfenidone and each of the three compartments for Days 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 separately contain two pills of 267-mg pirfenidone; and

    wherein the starter pack optionally further comprises at least one additional set of compartments for Days 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 in separate rows and each compartment in the additional set of compartments separately contain three pills of 267-mg pirfenidone.

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