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 contains Entecavir as an active ingredient.Entavir Tablet works by blocking the growth and multiplication of virus.
What are the uses of Entavir?
Hiv Patients Infected With Hepatitis B Virus
Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver.
Viruses cause most cases of hepatitis. The type of hepatitis is named for the virus that causes it; for example, hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Drug or alcohol use can also cause hepatitis. In other cases, your body mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the liver.
Some people who have hepatitis have no symptoms. Others may have
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dark-colored urine and pale bowel movements
- Stomach pain
- Jaundice, yellowing of skin and eyes
Some forms of hepatitis are mild, and others can be serious. Some can lead to scarring, called cirrhosis, or to liver cancer.
What are the side-effects of Entavir Tablet?
- Inability To Sleep
- Worsening Of Hepatitis B Infection
- Unusual Tiredness
- Loose Motions
- Increased Levels Of Liver Enzymes In Blood
- Lactic Acidosis
- Hair Loss
- Severe Allergic Reactions
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
- Take it with empty stomach
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