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Alchohol Interaction Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy Interaction ENTECA 0.5 MG 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.
Lactation Interaction ENTECA 0.5 MG TABLET is probably unsafe to use during lactation. \nLimited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Expert Advice Do not discontinue taking entecavir without your doctor’s advice.Entecavir should be taken on an empty stomach. Please follow the instructions of your doctor.Do consult your doctor before taking entecavir, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.Do consult your doctor before taking entecavir, if you are breast-feeding.Do not drive or operate machines if you feed dizzy, tired or sleepy after taking entecavir.Do consult your doctor before taking entecavir if you have Kidney disease, any other liver disease or a liver transplant.Consult your doctor before taking entecavir, if you have AIDS or HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. Tests for HIV should be performed before taking entecavir in suspected individuals.Inform your doctor, if you have taken medicines containing active drug lamivudine (Epivir, Epzicom, Trizivir) or telbivudine. Inform your doctor about all medications you have received in the past for treatment of hepatitis B.Worsening of hepatitis B may occur while taking entecavir and upon discontinuation. Liver function tests must be conducted while on treatment and upon discontinuation.Immediately report symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and stomach pain to your doctor. These might indicate development of a life-threatening side effect of entecavir called lactic acidosis (excess lactic acid in blood). Lactic acidosis occurs more often in women, particularly if they are very overweight.
Common Side Effect Fatigue, Headache, Nausea, Dizziness.
How to Use Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. ENTECA 0.5 MG TABLET is to be taken empty stomach.
Driving ENTECA 0.5 MG TABLET may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney ENTECA 0.5 MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of ENTECA 0.5 MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver ENTECA 0.5 MG TABLET is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of ENTECA 0.5 MG TABLET is recommended.
Mechanism of action ENTECA 0.5 MG TABLET prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.