ENTEHEP

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entehep

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Medicine Details  

Brand Name: Entehep   

Generic Name: Entecavir  

Manufacturer: Zydus 

Dosage Form: Tablet  

Strength: 0.5mg 

Composition: Entecavir 

Packaging: 30 tablets  

Indication: Hepatitis B  

Storage: Store at room temperature  

Overview 

Entehep (Entecavir) tablet belongs to a group of medications called antivirals and it is used for the treatment of Hepatitis B virus. This medicine helps to reduce the amount of virus in the body. Take this medicine orally once a day. If you experience any symptoms while receiving this medicine, inform your doctor immediately. It is advisable not to change or stop the dose without taking suggestions from your doctor. Follow your regular dosing schedule and store this medicine at room temperature. Regular blood tests to check your blood cell counts and liver function are required. 

Pharmacodynamics 

Entecavir is a guanosine nucleoside analog with selective activity against hepatitis B virus (HBV). 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.  

Usage 

Entehep tablet is used for the treatment of chronic (when the infection moves into the long-lasting stage) HBV infection. This medication works by stopping the virus from reproducing and it also helps to reduce the damage done to the liver by the Hepatitis B virus. Take this medication as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to some severe side effects. The recommended dose is decided by a doctor according to your previous medical condition and response to the treatment. Entecavir tablets may take some time to show effect. Do not skip a dose from your dosing schedule.

Interaction 

Interactions may change how your medication works and increase the risk for side effects. Don’t forget to disclose and discuss your previous medical history with the doctor.  

Medicine Interactions 

  • Pamidronate  

  • Metformin  

  • Norfloxacin  

  • Tobramycin  

  • Aminoglycoside antibiotics  

Disease Interactions

  • Renal dysfunction  

  • Hepatotoxicity  

  • Hemodialysis  

Alcohol Interactions  

  • Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.  

Contraindications  

  • Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Entecavir. 

  • Entehep (Entecavir) medicine is not recommended in patients known to be hypersensitive. 

 

Substitutes 

  • Baraclude  

  • Entavir  

  • Cronivir  

  • Encure  

  • X Vir  

Side effects  

This medicine may cause some mild or severe side effects. Discuss the benefits and risks of Entehep tablets with the doctor before starting the treatment. 

Common side effects  

  • Vomiting  

  • Fatigue  

  • Nausea  

  • Diarrhea  

  • Insomnia  

  • Dizziness  

  • Allergic reaction  

  • Severe liver damage  

  • Chest pain  

  • Abdominal pain  

  • Indigestion  

  • Unusual tiredness  

  • Pale skin  

  • Weight loss 

  • Shortness of breath  

  • Loss of appetite  

  • Irregular heartbeat  

  • Acid or sour stomach  

  • Unusual weakness  

  • Difficulty in swallowing  

  • Heartburn  

  • Swelling of the face, eyes, or throat  

  • Drowsiness  

  • Hair loss  

  • Muscle pain  

  • Elevated liver enzymes  

Note - Immediately contact your doctor if any side effects occur  

 

Dosage 

Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop or skip your regular dosing schedule.  

Missed dose  

  • It is advisable not to miss a dose. If you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.  

Overdose  

  • In case of an overdose of Entehep tablets, the doctor will provide emergency medical treatment. 

Warnings  

Before starting treatment with Entehep medicine, please inform your doctor about your previous medical history. If you experience any symptoms while receiving this medication, do not ignore those symptoms because it may lead to higher risk.  

  •  Contraception  

  • Use suitable methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.  

  • Children and adolescents  

  • Entehep tablets are not advisable for use in children less than 2 years of age. 

Warnings for female  

  • Pregnancy 

  • Do not use this medicine if you are planning to become pregnant. Avoid this medication at the time of pregnancy.  

  • Breastfeeding 

  • This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is essential. Please consult with your doctor before starting treatment with this medication. 

Precautions  

  • Entehep tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver dysfunction.  

  • This medicine may interact with other medicines. Do not forget to discuss and disclose your previous medical history with your doctor.  

  • Close monitoring of liver function is required for at least a few months after the discontinuation of treatment. 

  • Inform your doctor if you experience any side effects like - loss of appetite, insomnia, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, and dizziness.  

  • This medicine may increase the risk of acid in the blood.  

Caution  

  • 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 Entehep (Entecavir)?  

Ans. This medication belongs to a group of medications called antivirals and it is used for the treatment of chronic Hepatitis B virus. 

Q2.  What are the side effects?  

Ans. Some common side effects are:- chest pain, indigestion, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, cough, insomnia, etc. 

Q3. How does Entehep (Entecavir) work?  

Ans. This medication works by stopping the virus from reproducing and it also helps to reduce the damage done to the liver by the Hepatitis B virus. 

Q4. Can I drive after taking this medicine?  

Ans. This medicine may affect your vision and your ability to concentrate.  

Q5. In what strength is it available?  

Ans. Entehep tablet is available in the strength of 0.5mg.  

Q6. What happens if I miss a dose?  

Ans. If you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately. 

Q7. Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?  

Ans. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy.  

Q8. What should I avoid while receiving this medicine?  

Ans. Follow your doctor’s advice about any restrictions on food and other activities.  

Q9. Does this medicine affect liver function?  

Ans. Please consult your doctor before consuming the Entehep tablets.  

Q10. Can I take this medicine during breastfeeding?  

Ans. This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is necessary. 

Q11. Can I consume alcohol while receiving this medicine?  

Ans. It is not known whether it is safe or not. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.  

Q12. What are the storage conditions?  

Ans. Store this medicine at room temperature. Protect this medicine from heat and light.  

Q13.  Does this medicine affect kidney function?  

Ans. Please consult your doctor before consuming this drug.  

Q14.  How to take this medicine?  

Ans. Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.  

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