Alentos 0.5mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Alentos Tablet

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Uses of Alentos Tablet

Alentos 0.5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
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Side effects of Alentos Tablet

Common

Fatigue, Headache, Nausea, Dizziness.

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How to use Alentos Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Alentos 0.5mg Tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).

How Alentos Tablet works

Alentos 0.5mg tablet prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

In Depth Information on Alentos Tablet

Expert advice for Alentos Tablet

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Alentos 0.5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alentos 0.5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Alentos 0.5mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactati
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Alentos 0.5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Alentos 0.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alentos 0.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
SAFE
Alentos 0.5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver d
isease. No dose adjustment of Alentos 0.5mg Tablet is recommended.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Herperax 200mg Tablet, Valgaids 450mg Tablet, Avery 300mg Tablet, Tramazac HP 50mg Injection

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Entecavir, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Alentos 0.5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Entecavir

Baraclude is a trade name for active drug Alentos. Alentos is an antiviral drug and is used to treat long-term infection of the liver (hepatitis) caused by hepatitis B virus
Alentos monohydrate is the salt form of active drug Alentos which is used in the preparation of different formulations (eg. Tablets). It has the same antiviral activity like Alentos and is used to treat long-term infection of the liver (hepatitis) caused by hepatitis B virus
Baraclude is a trade name for active drug Alentos and is used to treat long-term infection of the liver (hepatitis) caused by hepatitis B virus. It is effective if used as advised by your doctor. The effectiveness of Alentos may vary depending upon individual cases
Q. What are the side effects of baraclude?
Baraclude is a trade name for active drug entecavir and has the same side effects as entecavir
Q. How does baraclude work?
Baraclude is a trade name for active drug entecavir. Entecavir is an antiviral drug and works by blocking the DNA synthesis in hepatitis B virus, a process essential for the virus to grow and multiply. It stops the virus from spreading in the body
Alentos is an antiviral drug used to treat long-term infection of the liver (hepatitis) caused by hepatitis B virus. It is effective if used as advised by your doctor. The effectiveness and duration of treatment may vary upon individual response
No. Alentos has no known effect on sperm or increasing body weight.
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