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Overview

Entavir 1Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Entecavir
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Entavir 1Mg Tablet is an antiviral, which is used to treat hepatitis B. It comes as a tablet as well as a solution and is usually taken once a day. Take this medicine at least 2 hours after or before any meal.

Common side effects of Entavir 1Mg Tablet include nausea, tiredness, Headache, fatigue. Serious side effects on the other hand include lactic acidosis, liver problems, liver enlargement, puffiness or swelling of the eyelids, fat in the liver. Some rare side effects noticed in people taking this medicine are trouble sleeping and unusual drowsiness. Apart from that allergic reaction to this medicine may cause hives, itching, and rash. Seek immediate medical attention in case you notice any serious symptoms.

Let your doctor know before he prescribes you Entavir 1Mg Tablet, if you; have a history of liver problems; have HIV infection; have any kidney problems; are pregnant or breastfeeding; are taking any other prescription or non-prescription medicine. Entavir 1Mg Tablet does not prevent spreading of hepatitis B infection through sexual contact.

hiv infection
chronic hepatitis b virus (hbv) infection
In addition to its intended effect, Entavir 1Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Entehep 0.5mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Entavir 1Mg Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Zydus Cadila
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Entecavir, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Medicine
HERPERAX 200MG TABLET
Valgaids 450Mg Tablet
AVERY 300MG TABLET
TRAMAZAC HP 50MG INJECTION
What are you using Entavir 1Mg Tablet for?
chronic hepatitis b virus (hbv) infection
How much was the improvement?
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Fatigue
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Popular Questions & Answers

Please let me know if baraclude 0.5 mg and entavir 0.5 mg are the same medicines. Since baraclude is not available can that be replaced by intaking entavir 0.5 mg.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Please let me know if baraclude 0.5 mg and entavir 0.5 mg are the same medicines.
Since baraclude is not available ca...
Yes it is same. But it is advisable to change any medication only with the consent of your prescribing doctor.

I am patient of hepatitis b positive and I am taking entecavir .5 mg. What I have to to take diet plan for my best future liver.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am patient of hepatitis b positive and I am taking entecavir .5 mg. What I have to to take diet plan for my best fu...
Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong , chana , Dal , rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don’t apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit
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My father is suffering from hepatitis b.is there any treatment for this problem .he is taking entecavir 0.5 for the past 1 year. Can he take pantoprazole for long period to suppress the gastric problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My father is suffering from hepatitis b.is there any treatment for this problem .he is taking entecavir 0.5 for the p...
Entecavir is a nucleoside analogue. It works by reducing the amount of HBV in the blood. It also helps prevent the HBV from multiplying and infecting new liver cells. He can take pantoprazole along with this Entecavir is not a permanent cure for HBV infection.

Popular Health Tips

How Can Hepatitis B and C Be Treated Through Internal Medicine?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
How Can Hepatitis B and C Be Treated Through Internal Medicine?

Hepatitis B and C are considered the world’s chronic viral hepatitis which kills a huge number of people every year. Even though it accounts for massive suffering as well as early death, it could only attract relatively less national and international attention. While the deaths caused by tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS have reduced to a great extent since the early 2000s, deaths stemming from hepatitis B and C are rising at a fast pace. It kills around 1 million people across the world.

Can medicine help in the treatment of hepatitis B and C?
There are numerous FDA approved medications available for the treatment of Hepatitis B and C. Here are some of the best medicines for this, but before you take them, you must consult an expert who can evaluate your symptoms and recommend the right drugs for you.

Medicines for Hepatitis B:

  1. Entecavir: It is used in chronic hepatitis B virus infection and can treat active viral replication.
  2. Lamivudine: It is used for treating chronic hepatitis B which is associated with Hepatitis B viral replication along with active liver inflammation.
  3. Adefovir dipivoxil: This is used for the treatment of the disease in children below the age 12 years.
  4. Interferon alpha 2B: It can be used for young children aged 1 year who are affected by the disease along with compensated liver disease.
  5. Pegylated interferon: It is used for the treatment of adult patients with HBeAg positive and negative chronic hepatitis. If the patient has compensated liver disease along with liver inflammation and evidence of viral replication, then this medicine is usually given.
  6. Telbivudine: When there is chronic hepatitis with adult patients along with persistent elevations in ALT and AST or previously active disease, this medicine may have to be administered.
  7. Tenofovir alafenamide: It is indicated for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection in adults with compensated liver disease.

Medicines for Hepatitis C:

  1. Ribavirin: This medicine can be used in combination with other medicines for chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Ribavirin can be utilized for compensated liver disease in patients who have not been treated with interferon alpha.
  2. Daclatasvir: This is an NS5A replication complex inhibitor which is often given with sofosbuvir for the treatment of patients with chronic HCV genotype 3 infection.
  3. Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir: The combination of these two medicines is used for the treatment of adult patients with chronic genotype 1 to 6 without any infection. It may be used in combination with ribavirin in patients with compensated or decompensated cirrhosis.
  4. Ledipasvir: A fixed-dose of a combination of hepatitis C virus inhibitor and Ledipasvir can be employed in the treatment of hepatitis genotype 1 infection in adults.

Both in the cases of Hepatitis B and C, it is important to diagnose the infection early. Prevention and cure are possible with precautionary measures and prescribed medications.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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