Entavir 0.5mg Tablet is an antiviral, which is used to treat hepatitis B. It comes as a tablet as well as a solution and is usually taken once a day. Take this medicine at least 2 hours after or before any meal.
Common side effects of Entavir 0.5mg Tablet include nausea, tiredness, Headache, fatigue. Serious side effects on the other hand include lactic acidosis, liver problems, liver enlargement, puffiness or swelling of the eyelids, fat in the liver. Some rare side effects noticed in people taking this medicine are trouble sleeping and unusual drowsiness. Apart from that allergic reaction to this medicine may cause hives, itching, and rash. Seek immediate medical attention in case you notice any serious symptoms.
Let your doctor know before he prescribes you Entavir 0.5mg Tablet, if you; have a history of liver problems; HIV infection; have any kidney problems; are pregnant or breastfeeding; are taking any other prescription or non-prescription medicine. Entavir 0.5mg Tablet does not prevent spreading of hepatitis B infection through sexual contact.
Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Oncologist before using this medicine.
What is Benefits Entavir 0.5 Mg?
ENTECAVIR contains Entecavir, an antiviral drug used to treat chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. ENTECAVIR works by inhibiting viral DNA polymerase enzyme action in the liver cells that is essential for the virus to multiply. Thereby, it stops the virus from making new viruses and reduces the amount of hepatitis B virus in the body. Thus, decreases damage to the liver and improves liver functioning.
Entavir 0.5Mg Tablet used in the treatment for the following condition like
Chronic hepatitis B virus infection:
It is a chronic liver infection that is caused by the hepatitis B virus. It usually occurs when our body cannot fight against the virus and it is a communicable disease. Its is caused by sexual contact with an infected person, sharing needles, and it also spread from mother to child during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Read more: tab entavir
How to use Entecavir 0.5 mg ?
See also Warning section.Entecavir is used to treat long-term hepatitis B infection. Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus. Long-term infection can cause liver damage, rarely liver cancer, and liver failure. Entecavir helps to decrease the amount of hepatitis B virus in your body. It is unknown if this medication lowers your chance of getting liver cancer or liver damage. Entecavir is an antiviral that belongs to a class of drugs known as hepatitis B virus nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Entecavir is not a cure for hepatitis B. It does not prevent the spread of the virus to others through sexual contact or blood/body fluid contamination (such as sharing used needles).
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking entecavir and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth on an empty stomach (at least 2 hours after a meal and 2 hours before the next meal) as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.
If you are taking entecavir oral liquid, carefully measure your dose with the medicine spoon provided. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Swallow the medicine directly from the measuring spoon. Do not mix the medication with water or other liquids. Rinse the spoon with water after each use.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. For children, the dosage is also based on weight.
It is very important to continue taking this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses.
This medication works best when the amount of drug in your body is kept at a constant level. Take this drug at evenly spaced intervals. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
Do not take more or less of this drug than prescribed or stop taking it even for a short time unless directed to do so by your doctor. Doing so may cause the amount of virus to increase, make the infection more difficult to treat (resistant), or worsen side effects. See also Warning section.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse.
What is Side Effects Entavir 0.5 Mg?
- Extreme tiredness
- Insomnia (inability to sleep)
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
If you are allergic to ENTECAVIR or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult a doctor before taking ENTECAVIR. It is recommend to use effective contraceptive methods while using ENTECAVIR to avoid pregnancy. ENTECAVIR is not recommend for children below 2 years of age. You are advised to take proper precautions if you are infecte with hepatitis B virus infection to prevent infection spread to others through sexual contact or body fluids. Hepatitis B vaccine should be take to prevent Hepatitis B virus infection.
If you experience stomach pain, vomiting or nausea while taking ENTECAVIR, it might indicate lactic acidosis development. This rare but serious side effect has occasionally been fatal. Lactic acidosis occurs more often in women, particularly if they are very overweight. Your doctor will monitor you regularly while you are receiving. If you have HIV/AIDS, kidney or liver problems, inform your doctor before taking ENTECAVIR.
Drug-Drug Interaction: ENTECAVIR may interact with a pain killer (celecoxib), and medicine used to treat bone diseases (zoledronic acid).
Drug-Food Interaction: No interactions found.
Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have HIV/AIDS, kidney or liver problems, inform your doctor before taking ENTECAVIR.