Information about Entecavir
Generic Name : Entecavir
Pronunciation : Enti-CA-vir
Latest prescription information about Entecavir. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.5
Therapeutic Classification : Antivirals
Trade Names/Brand Names of Entecavir
Why is Entecavir Prescribed? (Indications)
This medication is an oral antiviral agent, prescribed for hepatitis B. It works by decreasing the amount of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the body.
When should Entecavir not be taken? (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with HIV infection and hypersensitivity.
What is the dosage of Entecavir?
Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 0.5 mg to 1mg once daily.
How should Entecavir be taken?
It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
What are the warnings and precautions for Entecavir?
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of HIV infection, kidney , liver problems, obesity, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• During sexual intercourse life partner may develop with this infection, to avoid this problem consult with your doctor.
What are the side effects of Entecavir?
Headache, dizziness, heartburn, drowsiness and sleep disturbances.
What are the other precautions for Entecavir?
Avoid excess dosage and abrupt withdrawal.
What are the storage conditions for Entecavir?
Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.