Brand Name: Entavir
Generic Name: Entecavir
Dosage Form: Tablet
Strength: 0.5mg and 1mg
Packaging: 10 tablet (10 strip)
Indication: Hepatitis B
Storage: Store at room temperature
Overview of Entecavir 0.5mg Tablet
Entavir (Entecavir) tablet is recommended for the treatment of chronic Hepatitis B virus. This medicine prevents the multiplication of virus cells in our body. Entavir tablets also help to reduce the amount of virus in a person’s body. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to serious side effects. 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. Store this medicine at room temperature and keep it away from heat.
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.
The use of this medicine helps to control the HBV infection and makes the immune system work better to fight against infection. It is important to take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Take all the doses according to your regular dosing schedule to get the most benefit from it. 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. Avoid the consumption of alcohol while having treatment with this medicine. Do not use this medicine without consulting with your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
Entavir 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.
Side effects of Entecavir 0.5mg Tablet
This medicine may cause some mild or severe side effects. Discuss the risks and benefits of Entavir tablets with the doctor before starting the treatment.
Common side effects
Elevated liver enzymes
Loss of appetite
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 Entavir 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
Inform your doctor if you experience any side effects like - loss of appetite, insomnia, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, and dizziness.
This medicine may increase the risk of acid in the blood.
Close monitoring of liver function is required for at least a few months after the discontinuation of treatment.
Do not skip your regular dosing schedule.
This medicine may interact with other medicines. Do not forget to discuss or disclose your previous medical history with your doctor.
Do not drive or operate heavy machinery.
Do not crush or break the tablet.
Not safe for pregnant women.
Do not breastfeed while receiving this medication.
Q1. What is Entavir (Entecavir 0.5mg Tablet)?
Ans. It is recommended for the treatment of chronic Hepatitis B virus. This medicine prevents the multiplication of virus cells in our body.
Q2. In what strength is it available?
Ans. This medicine is available in the strength of 0.5mg and 1mg.
Q3. What happens if I miss a dose?
Ans. If you miss a scheduled dose of Entavir tablet, contact your doctor immediately.
Q4. What should I avoid while receiving this medicine?
Ans. Follow your doctor’s advice about any restrictions on food and other activities.
Q5. What are the side effects?
Ans. Some common side effects are:- nausea, vomiting, cough, insomnia, muscle pain, irregular heartbeat, etc.
Q6. Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
Ans. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy.
Q7. How to take this medicine?
Ans. It is important to take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
Q8. Can I take this medicine during breastfeeding?
Ans. This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is essential.
Q9. Can I consume alcohol while receiving this medicine?
Ans. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
Q10. How does Entavir (Entecavir) work?
Ans. This medicine helps to control the HBV infection and makes the immune system work better to fight against infection.
Q11. Can I drive after taking this medicine?
Ans. This medicine may affect your vision and your ability to concentrate.
Q12. Does this medicine affect liver function?
Ans. Please consult your doctor before consuming this drug.
Q13. What are the storage conditions?
Ans. Store this medicine at room temperature.