Entehep 1Mg Tablet is an antiviral, which is used to treat hepatitis B. It comes as a tablet as well as a solution and is usually taken once a day. Take this medicine at least 2 hours after or before any meal.
Common side effects of Entehep 1Mg Tablet include nausea, tiredness, Headache, fatigue. Serious side effects on the other hand include lactic acidosis, liver problems, liver enlargement, puffiness or swelling of the eyelids, fat in the liver. Some rare side effects noticed in people taking this medicine are trouble sleeping and unusual drowsiness. Apart from that allergic reaction to this medicine may cause hives, itching, and rash. Seek immediate medical attention in case you notice any serious symptoms.
Let your doctor know before he prescribes you Entehep 1Mg Tab, if you; have a history of liver problems; have HIV infection; have any kidney problems; are pregnant or breastfeeding; are taking any other prescription or non-prescription medicine. Entehep 1Mg Tablet does not prevent spreading of hepatitis B infection through sexual contact.
Entehep 1mg Uses:
Entehep 1mg uses to treat long-term infection of the liver (hepatitis) caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is also used to prevent HBV reinfection after liver transplant and to treat HIV patients infected with HBV. Entecavir can be used in individuals with damaged liver that still functions properly (compensated liver disease) and in individuals with damaged liver that does not function properly (decompensated liver disease).
How Entehep 1mg works:
Entecavir is an antiviral drug and belongs to class of drugs called synthetic nucleoside analogues. Entehep 1mg works by blocking the DNA synthesis in hepatitis B virus, a process essential for the virus to grow and multiply. Entecavir thus stops the virus from spreading in the body. It does not prevent spread of HBV infections to other people.
Common Entehep 1mg side effects:
Severe allergic reactions, Dizziness, Nausea, Unusual tiredness, Worsening of hepatitis b infection, Headache, Indigestion, Vomiting, Rash, Lactic acidosis has been reported upon use of entecavir, Hair loss
What do I do if I miss a dose:
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose of Entehep 1mg. Talk with the doctor.
What precautions should I take when taking Entehep 1mg :
If you have an allergy to Entehep 1mg or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you are breast-feeding
Do not discontinue taking entehep 1mg without your doctor’s advice.
Entecavir should be taken on an empty stomach. Please follow the instructions of your doctor. Do consult your doctor before taking entecavir, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Do consult your doctor before taking entecavir, if you are breast-feeding.
Do not drive or operate machines if you feed dizzy, tired or sleepy after taking entecavir.
Do consult your doctor before taking entecavir if you have Kidney disease, any other liver disease or a liver transplant.
Consult your doctor before taking entecavir, if you have AIDS or HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. Tests for HIV should be performed before taking entecavir in suspected individuals.
Inform your doctor, if you have taken medicines containing active drug lamivudine (Epivir, Epzicom, Trizivir) or telbivudine. Inform your doctor about all medications you have received in the past for treatment of hepatitis B.
Worsening of hepatitis B may occur while taking entecavir and upon discontinuation. Liver function tests must be conducted while on treatment and upon discontinuation.
Immediately report symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and stomach pain to your doctor. These might indicate development of a life-threatening side effect of entecavir called lactic acidosis (excess lactic acid in blood). Lactic acidosis occurs more often in women, particularly if they are very overweight.
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