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Entavir

Specifications

 GENERIC NAME:- Entecavir
 COMPANY:- Cipla Ltd
 STRENGTH:- 0.5mg/1mg
 PACKING:- 1x10
 TYPE:- Tablet
 USES:- Hepatits Treatment Drugs
 Description:-Entavir 0.5 mg tablet is used in the treatment of hiv infection and chronic hepatitis b virus (hbv) infection.It prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.
 Expert Advice:-
  • Do not discontinue taking entecavir without your doctor’s advice.
  • Entecavir should be taken on an empty stomach. Please follow the instructions of your doctor.
  • Do consult your doctor before taking entecavir, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
  • Do consult your doctor before taking entecavir, if you are breast-feeding.Do not drive or operate machines if you feed dizzy, tired or sleepy after taking entecavir.
  • Do consult your doctor before taking entecavir if you have Kidney disease, any other liver disease or a liver transplant.
  • Consult your doctor before taking entecavir, if you have AIDS or HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. Tests for HIV should be performed before taking entecavir in suspected individuals.
  • Inform your doctor, if you have taken medicines containing active drug lamivudine (Epivir, Epzicom, Trizivir) or telbivudine. Inform your doctor about all medications you have received in the past for treatment of hepatitis B.
  • Worsening of hepatitis B may occur while taking entecavir and upon discontinuation. Liver function tests must be conducted while on treatment and upon discontinuation. Immediately report symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and stomach pain to your doctor. These might indicate development of a life-threatening side effect of entecavir called lactic acidosis (excess lactic acid in blood). Lactic acidosis occurs more often in women, particularly if they are very overweight.
 Side Effects:-Fatigue, Headache, Nausea, Dizziness.

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