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Entehep 0.5 Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Entehep Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea

How to use Entehep 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. Entehep 0.5 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Entehep Tablet works

Entehep 0.5 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.

Entehep Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Entehep 0.5 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Entehep 0.5 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Entehep 0.5 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Entehep 0.5 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Entehep 0.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Entehep 0.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Entehep 0.5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Entehep 0.5 Tablet is recommended.

What if you miss a dose of Entehep Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Entehep 0.5 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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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Entehep 0.5 Tablet for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
  • Take it on an empty stomach, at least 2 hours after or before a meal.
  • Entehep 0.5 Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • You may still develop infections or other illnesses associated with viral infection while taking this medication.
  • During treatment and for at least six months after stopping this medicine, regular blood tests are needed to monitor your liver function, level of hepatitis B virus and blood cells in your blood.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Entehep 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. How should Entehep be taken?

You should take Entehep exactly as prescribed by your doctor and continue taking it till your doctor tells you to stop. It is usually taken once a day on an empty stomach, at least 2 hours after a meal and at least 2 hours before the next meal. It is advised to take it around the same time every day.

Q. Can Entehep cause liver problems?

Yes, Entehep can cause serious liver problems like enlargement of liver (hepatomegaly) and an increased build-up of fat in the liver (steatosis). It is important to know that hepatomegaly with steatosis is a serious medical emergency which requires immediate medical attention.

Q. What are the symptoms of serious liver problems?

The symptoms of liver problems include jaundice (in which your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow), dark-colored urine, light-colored stools, loss of appetite, nausea, and stomach pain. These symptoms are more common in women, overweight patients, or if you have been on Entehep for a long time. Immediately contact your doctor if you experience any such symptoms.

Q. What is drug resistance? Can I develop drug resistance with Entehep?

Drug resistance means that the medicine which is being used for treating infection becomes ineffective. This happens due to the ability acquired by the virus or bacteria to get modified inside the body which affects the overall working of the medicine. Hence, the medicine is no longer able to fight against the virus or bacteria. Generally, drug resistance with Entehep is more likely to happen if you take less dose than recommended.

Q. How long should I take Entehep?

If you are HBe antigen positive then you should continue treatment 12 months after you are tested HBe antigen negative and antibodies are detected against HBV. In patients who are HBe antigen negative continue treatment till HBs seroconversion or if Entehep becomes ineffective.

Q. What if HIV infection co-exists with HBV infection? Will this affect treatment with Entehep?

In HBV patients who are diagnosed with HIV, Entehep is not recommended until and unless these patients start taking medicines for HIV management. Starting Entehep in such patients may cause resistance to the prescribed HIV medicines. Therefore, doctors recommend tests for HIV in patients diagnosed with HBV infection before starting treatment with Entehep.

Q. Can Entehep cure hepatitis B?

No, Entehep does not cure hepatitis B but may improve the condition of the liver. It may decrease the amount of hepatitis B virus (HBV) present in the body. This is done by limiting the ability of HBV to multiply and further infect new liver cells.

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