Entavar 600 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Entavar Tablet

Entavar 600 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of severe bacterial infections. It is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of lungs (Pneumonia), skin & soft tissues.

Entavar Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Decreased blood cell count
  • Diarrhea

How to use Entavar 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. Entavar 600 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Entavar 600 mg Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Entavar Tablet works

Entavar 600 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Entavar Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Entavar 600 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Entavar 600 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Entavar 600 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
SAFE
Entavar 600 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Entavar 600 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
Entavar 600 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Entavar 600 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Entavar 600 mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Entavar 600 mg Tablet treats serious infections caused by certain types of bacteria.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Avoid taking excessive cheese, processed meats, alcohol, or soy sauce while taking this medication as these may cause an excessive rise in your blood pressure.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop fever, shortness of breath, or any changes in your vision.
  • Do not take it for more than 14 days without consulting your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Entavar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Entavar cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Entavar can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. What foods should I avoid while taking Entavar?

You should avoid taking large quantities of food that contain high tyramine in it. Foods that are fermented, cured, aged or spoiled contain high amount of tyramine e.g cheese, red wine, pickle, over ripe fruits etc. Consuming tyramine while taking Entavar can result in elevation of blood pressure, which may result in an emergency situation.
Related Lab Tests
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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