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Heptavir 10 mg Syrup

Prescription Required
Manufacturer
SALT COMPOSITION

Overview

Heptavir Syrup side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea

How to use Heptavir Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Heptavir 10 mg Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Heptavir Syrup works

Heptavir 10 mg Syrup 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.

Heptavir Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Heptavir 10 mg Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Heptavir 10 mg Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Heptavir 10 mg Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Heptavir 10 mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Heptavir 10 mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE
Heptavir 10 mg Syrup is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Heptavir 10 mg Syrup is recommended.

What if you miss a dose of Heptavir Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Heptavir 10 mg Syrup, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Heptavir 10 mg Syrup 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.
  • Heptavir 10 mg Syrup 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Heptavir with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Alovir
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Bactob
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Begenta
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Mgmax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Mikasun, Vizocin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tremash, Tropidol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Heptavir

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i have unprotected sex with my friend. Can I take any drugs now to prevent any STD/HIV infection
Dr. Shyam Gupta
Sexologist
Hello PATIENT to 1mg. There is some medicine for prophylactic but you need to see physician for prescription and better you check HIV status of both partner
hello, one of my frnd suffering with hiv infection from last 2yrs her cd4 is more than 470 and viral load is zero undetectable now she is using art medicines i have doubt that can we have to use art medicine in the whole life or can we stop it once we get viral load zero
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
You still need to be on ART even if the viral load is undetectable
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FAQs

Q. Can lamivudine cure hepatitis B?

Lamivudine is used to treat hepatitis B but some patients may be resistant to this dru

Q. Can Heptavir be crushed?

Heptavir cannot be crushed but it can be broken into two parts to give it to children. Please go by the recommendation of the doctor

Q. Can Heptavir cause anemia?

Heptavir may cause anemia as a side effect in some patients. Kindly consult your doctor in case any side effects are observed.

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References
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