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    Information about Telbivudine

    Telbivudine uses

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

    How telbivudine works

    Telbivudine prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

    Common side effects of telbivudine

    Fatigue, Headache, Nausea, Decreased appetite, Indigestion, Fever, Feeling of discomfort, Dizziness, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Abdominal distension, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Rash, Back pain, Liver damage

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    Expert advice for Telbivudine

    • Do consult your doctor if you have a kidney problem, liver transplant or have liver cirrhosis.
    • Contact your doctor immediately in case of persistent unexplained muscle pain, joint pain, weakness, numbness/tingling in arms and legs.
    • Do not use telbivudine during pregnancy and breast-feeding. If you have hepatitis B and become pregnant, consult your doctor about how you can best protect your baby.

    Frequently asked questions for Telbivudine


    Q. How does Telbivudine work?

    Telbivudine decreases the amount of Hepatitis B virus in the body by blocking its growth.

    Content on this page was last updated on 15 February, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)