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Entavir 0.5 mg Tablet

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Composition for Entavir 0.5 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Entavir 0.5 mg Tablet

10 tablets in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Entavir Tablet


Uses of Entavir Tablet

Entavir 0.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.

Entavir Tablet side effects


Side Effects of Entavir are Headache, Dizziness, Tiredness, Nausea.


How to use Entavir 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. Entavir 0.5 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Entavir Tablet works

Entavir 0.5 mg Tablet is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

In Depth Information on Entavir Tablet

Expert advice for Entavir 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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Entavir Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Entavir Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Entavir 0.5 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.
Entavir 0.5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Entavir 0.5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Entavir 0.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Entavir 0.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Entavir 0.5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Entavir 0.5 mg Tablet is recommended.

What if you miss a dose of Entavir Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Entavir 0.5 mg Tablet, 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.

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Frequently asked questions about Entavir Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Entecavir

Baraclude is a trade name for active drug Entavir. Entavir is an antiviral drug and is used to treat long-term infection of the liver (hepatitis) caused by hepatitis B virus
Entavir monohydrate is the salt form of active drug Entavir which is used in the preparation of different formulations (eg. Tablets). It has the same antiviral activity like Entavir 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 Entavir 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 Entavir 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
Entavir 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. Entavir has no known effect on sperm or increasing body weight.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Entavir with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Entavir with Ganciclovir
Medicines with composition Ganciclovir: Ganguard, Gancigel, Cytogan, Gavir
Entavir with Valacyclovir
Medicines with composition Valacyclovir: Zimivir, Valcet, Valtoval, Valamac
Entavir with Allopurinol
Entavir with Famciclovir
Medicines with composition Famciclovir: Virax FC, Famcimac, Famtrex, Penvir
Entavir with Valganciclovir
Medicines with composition Valganciclovir: Cymgal, Cmvee, Valgacel, Valcept, Valgan
Entavir with Ribavirin
Medicines with composition Ribavirin: Rebetol
Entavir with Acyclovir
Entavir with Tobramycin
Medicines with composition Tobramycin: Tobo, Tobra, Tycin, Tob, Tobrasulf, Toracin, Tobamist, Tobraneg
Entavir with Primidone
Medicines with composition Primidone: Mysoline
Entavir with Netilmicin
Medicines with composition Netilmicin: Netilmac, Netsafe, Netspan, Ntn, Netromycin, Netilcin
Entavir with Streptomycin
Medicines with composition Streptomycin: Ambistryn-S, Streptomycin
Entavir with Phenobarbitone
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Nytoin, Barbee, Gardenal, Fenobarb, Luminal, Beetal, Emgard, Phenotone, Epitan
Entavir with Pentazocine
Medicines with composition Pentazocine: Fortwin, Pentawin, Riddof, Pentalab
Entavir with Phenytoin
Entavir with Nalbuphine
Medicines with composition Nalbuphine: Rubuphine, Nalfy, Nacphin
Entavir with Etizolam
Entavir with Nicergoline
Medicines with composition Nicergoline: Cholergol, Sermion, Nicerbium
Entavir with Rifampicin
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin
Entavir with Butorphanol
Medicines with composition Butorphanol: Butodol, Butrum
Entavir with Kanamycin
Medicines with composition Kanamycin: Kanamac, Kancin
Entavir with Sodium Bicarbonate
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Soda Bicarb Glycerin
Entavir with Chlordiazepoxide
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Zepox, Anxibrium, Poxid, Peaceoxide, Anxon H, Equilibrium, Cloxide, Librel, Anxizide, Librate, Serelib, Tribrium, Cebrum
Entavir with Clobazam
Entavir with Diazepam

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