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Hepbest Tablet

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Product introduction

Hepbest Tablet is used in the treatment of HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. It prevents the multiplication of viruses in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Hepbest Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body. It is important to keep taking them until your doctor tells you it is safe to stop.

Some people may experience headaches as a side effect of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if it persists for a longer duration. These are usually not serious but tell your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. Rarely, some people may experience a skin reaction or liver damage. Your doctor will closely monitor you for these in the initial period of treatment.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any skin problems or liver or kidney disease. While using it, you may need regular blood tests to check your blood counts and liver function. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase your risk of liver damage. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using this medicine. Do not have unprotected sex or share personal items like razors or toothbrushes, if you are HIV positive. Talk to your doctor about safe ways like condoms to prevent HIV transmission during sex.

Benefits of Hepbest Tablet

In Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection

Chronic hepatitis B virus infection is a serious liver infection that has been there for at least 6 months and is still not cured. Hepbest Tablet helps treat this infection effectively. It lowers the chances of complications, such as new infections, and improves one’s quality of life. If this infection is not treated, it can lead to severe liver damage, which can cause other life-threatening problems, such as liver failure, or may also be fatal.

Side effects of Hepbest Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Hepbest

  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Itching
  • Increased transaminase level in blood

How to use Hepbest 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. Hepbest Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Hepbest Tablet works

Hepbest 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Hepbest Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Hepbest Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Hepbest Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Hepbest Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Hepbest Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Hepbest Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Hepbest Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Hepbest Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Hepbest Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Hepbest 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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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Hepbest Tablet for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
  • In combination with other medicines, it is used for the treatment of HIV infections.
  • Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body.
  • Hepbest 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.
  • You can also pass on HIV or HBV to others. Don't share needles or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them.
  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nucleotide analog
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Hepbest with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

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I have HBV related chronic liver problem .Local urologist suggest me to take rapilif d 8 for urine block problem?Can i take that medicine with entavir for hepatitis b virus and cronic liver disease?
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
Yes u can take it
Suffering from Hepatitis B virus from last one week. Please suggest me.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
Pls consult a gastroenterologist
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FAQs

Q. Does Hepbest Tablet prevent passing of HIV-1 and HBV to others?

In case of HIV-1 infection, Hepbest Tablet may reduce the risk of passing the virus to others, but the chances of infecting others still persist. However, in case of HBV infection, Hepbest Tablet has not proven to reduce risk of transferring the virus to others. Therefore, the patients of both HIV-1 infection and HBV infection should practice safe sex and should not share dirty needles.

Q. Is Hepbest Tablet safe?

Hepbest Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How should I take Hepbest Tablet?

You should take Hepbest Tablet in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Hepbest Tablet works best when taken with meals or just afterwards. However, taking it without food does not reduce its effectiveness. If you have any doubts, consult your doctor.

Q. For how long do I need to take Hepbest Tablet for HBV infection?

Duration of treatment will depend on the severity of HBV infection. You will need to take periodic blood tests to keep a check on the viral load and number of T cells. Your doctor will then decide the duration of the medicine accordingly. In some cases, treatment is required life long.

Q. I vomited after taking Hepbest Tablet. What should I do?

If vomiting occurs within 1 hour of taking Hepbest Tablet then you should take another tablet. However, if you vomit after more than an hour of taking Hepbest Tablet then you need not take another tablet. Consult your doctor if you have vomiting every time you take Hepbest Tablet or if the vomiting persists for a longer duration.

Q. What should I do if I forget to take Hepbest Tablet?

If you forget to take Hepbest Tablet within 12 hours of the time you usually take it, take Hepbest Tablet with food as soon as possible and resume the normal dosing schedule. However, if it had been more than 12 hours since you have taken the medicine and it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and simply resume the usual dosing schedule.

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