X Vir 0.5mg is used 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. X Vir 0.5mg uses 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 X Vir 0.5mg works:
X-Vir 0.5mg is an antiviral drug and belongs to class of drugs called synthetic nucleoside analogues. X-Vir 0.5mg works by blocking the DNA synthesis in hepatitis B virus, a process essential for the virus to grow and multiply. X-Vir 0.5mg thus stops the virus from spreading in the body. It does not prevent spread of HBV infections to other people.
How to take the Medicine:
Taking X-Vir 0.5mg tablet will not prevent you from passing hepatitis B to other people. Do not have unprotected sex or share razors or toothbrushes. Talk with your doctor about safe ways to prevent HBV transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
Common X-Vir 0.5mg 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
Do not discontinue taking X-Vir 0.5mg online without your doctor’s advice.
X-Vir 0.5mg should be taken on an empty stomach. Please follow the instructions of your doctor.
Do consult your doctor before taking X-Vir 0.5mg
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 X-Vir 0.5mg 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.
How to Store the Medicine:
Do not store above 30°C. Keep the bottle in the outer carton in order to protect from light.
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