Brand Name: Entehep
Generic Name: Entecavir
Dosage Form: Tablet
Packaging: 30 tablets
Indication: Hepatitis B
Storage: Store at room temperature
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Severe liver damage
Shortness of breath
Loss of appetite
Acid or sour stomach
Difficulty in swallowing
Note - Immediately contact your doctor 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 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.
Warnings for female
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.
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.