Brand Name: Cronivir
Generic Name: Entecavir
Dosage Form: Tablet
Packaging: 30 tablets
Indication: Hepatitis B
Storage: Store at room temperature
Cronivir (Entecavir) is an antiviral drug used for the treatment of chronic (when the infection moves into the long-lasting stage) Hepatitis B virus. This medicine belongs to a class of drugs known as Hepatitis B virus nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Long term Hepatitis B infection can cause liver damage. This medication helps to reduce the amount of virus from the body. If you experience any signs and symptoms while receiving this medicine, inform your doctor immediately. Do not change or stop the dose of this medicine without taking suggestions from your doctor. Avoid the consumption of alcohol while having treatment with this medicine.
Entecavir is an antiviral drug. It is a guanosine nucleoside analogue with activity against HBV reverse transcriptase and is efficiently phosphorylated to the active triphosphate form. It is designed to selectively inhibit the Hepatitis B virus, blocking all three steps in the replication process. The effects of this medicine can be observed in 1.5 hours.
This medicine helps to prevent the multiplication of the Hepatitis B virus in human cells. Take the dose of Cronivir tablet according to your dosing schedule to get the most benefit from it. It is important to take this medication as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine can be taken orally on an empty stomach 2 hours before or after the meals. Do not skip the dose of this medicine. The recommended dose of Entavir tablet is decided by a doctor according to your previous medical condition and response to the treatment. Do not use this medicine without consulting with your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Cronivir tablets can interact with other medications and it may increase the risk for side effects. Don’t forget to disclose and discuss your previous medical history with the doctor.
This medicine may cause some mild or severe side effects. Discuss the risks and benefits of Cornivir tablets with the doctor before starting the treatment.
Common side effects
Loss of appetite
Difficulty in swallowing
Severe liver damage
Acid or sour stomach
Note - Immediately contact your doctor or medical practitioner if any side effects occur.
Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop or skip your regular dosing schedule.
Before starting treatment with Cronivir medicine, please inform your doctor about your previous medical history. If you experience any signs and symptoms while receiving this medication, do not ignore those symptoms because it may lead to higher risk.
Warnings for female
This medicine may increase the risk of acid in the blood.
Inform your doctor if you experience any side effects like - loss of appetite, insomnia, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, and dizziness.
Close monitoring of liver function is required for at least a few months after the discontinuation of treatment.
Do not crush or break the tablet.
Not safe for pregnant women.
Do not breastfeed while receiving this medication.
Do not skip your regular dosing schedule.
Q1. What is Cronivir (Entecavir)?
Ans. This medicine belongs to a class of drugs known as hepatitis B virus nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. It is used for the treatment of chronic (when the infection moves into the long-lasting stage) Hepatitis B virus.
Q2. What happens if I miss a dose?
Ans. If you miss a scheduled dose of Cronivir tablet, contact your doctor immediately.
Q3. How to take this medicine?
Ans. It is important to take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
Q4. How does Cronivir (Entecavir) work?
Ans. This medication works by stopping the virus from reproducing and makes the immune system work better to fight against infection.
Q5. What are the side effects?
Ans. Some common side effects are:- irregular heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, cough, insomnia, muscle pain, chest pain, etc.
Q6. In what strength is it available?
Ans. This medicine is available in the strength of 0.5mg
Q7. What should I avoid while receiving Cronivir medicine?
Ans. Follow your doctor’s advice about any restrictions on food and other activities.
Q8. Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
Ans. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy.
Q9. Can I consume alcohol while receiving this medicine?
Ans. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
Q10. Can I drive after taking this medicine?
Ans. This medicine may affect your vision and your ability to concentrate.
Q11. Can I take this medicine during breastfeeding?
Ans. This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is necessary.
Q12. What are the storage conditions?
Ans. Store this medicine at room temperature.
Q13. Does this medicine affect liver function?
Ans. Please consult your doctor before consuming this drug.
Q14. What are the self-care tips?
Ans. Keep yourself hydrated and maintain good nutrition.