What is Entavir?
Entavir Tablet is used for Liver infection, Hiv patients infected with hepatitis b virus, Compensated or decompensated liver disease and other conditions. Entavir Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Entavir Tablet contains Entecavir as an active ingredient.
Entavir Tablet works by inhibiting the activity of virus.
Entavir Tablet Uses
Entavir Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Liver infection
- Hiv patients infected with hepatitis b virus
- Compensated or decompensated liver disease
Entavir Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Entavir Tablet improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
- Inhibiting the activity of virus.
Entavir Tablet - Composition and Active Ingredients
Entavir Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
- Entecavir - 0.5 MG
Entavir Tablet - Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Entavir Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Inability to sleep
Entavir Tablet - Precautions & How to Use
Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Do not drive or operate machines
- Excess lactic acid in blood
- HIV infection
- Hepatitis B
- Kidney disease, liver disease or a liver transplant
- Pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding
Entavir Tablet - Drug Interactions
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Entavir Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Entavir Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
- Amphotericin B
Entavir Tablet - Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Entavir Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Entavir Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
- HIV infection
Entavir Tablet - Frequently asked Questions
Can Entavir Tablet be used for liver infection and hiv patients infected with hepatitis b virus?
Yes, liver infection and hiv patients infected with hepatitis b virus are among the most common reported uses for Entavir Tablet. Please do not use Entavir Tablet for liver infection and hiv patients infected with hepatitis b virus without consulting first with your doctor.
Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Entavir Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Entavir Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.
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