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    Information about Adefovir

    Adefovir uses

    Adefovir is used in the treatment of HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.

    How adefovir works

    Adefovir 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.

    Common side effects of adefovir

    Headache, Nausea, Diarrhea, Fatigue, Weakness, Dizziness, Indigestion, Flatulence, Abnormal kidney function test
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Adefovir

    • You have been prescribed Adefovir 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.
    • Adefovir 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Adefovir


    Q. What is Adefovir dipovoxil?

    Adefovir dipovoxil is one of the salt form of Adefovir, and is used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B

    Q. How does Adefovir work?

    Adefovir works by slowing the growth of the hepatitis B virus.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)