- ENTAVIR is an antiviral medicine used to treat chronic  Hepatitis B virus infection in adults, children and adolescents  from 2 years up to 18 years.

- Hepatitis B virus infection can lead to liver damage. Entecavir reduces the amount of virus in your body  and improves the liver condition.

- ENTAVIR can be prescribed for patients  whose liver is damaged but still working sufficiently and in people whose liver is damaged and not working    sufficiently.



Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking ENTAVIR

- if you are allergic to entecavir

- if you have ever had chronic hepatitis B treatment

- if you have ever had kidney problems

- if you are simultaneously infected with HIV

- ENTAVIR can cause lactic acidosis and liver enlargement, more common in women, especially if they are overweight.



- Take ENTAVIR once a day on an empty stomach.

- If your liver disease is at a very advanced stage, you will be instructed by your doctor to take

- ENTAVIR at least 2 hours after a meal or at least 2 hours before another meal.

- Children and adolescents (2 to 18 years of age) may take ENTAVIR with or without food

- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it is not reccomended to take ENTIVIR during pregnancy and breastfeeding.



Dizziness, fatigue, and sleepiness are common side effects that can impair your ability to drive and operate machinery. If you have any concerns, consult your doctor



 In adults, the recommended dose is 0.5 mg or 1 mg once daily orally.

    - Your dose depends on if you:

    - Have been treated for HBV infection

    - Have kidney problems.


For children and adolescents (from 2 to under 18 years of age):

    - Children weighing at least 32.6 kg may use 0.5 mg tablets or entecavir oral solution.

    - For patients weighing more than 10 kg up to 32.5 kg, entecavir is recommended as an oral solution.

    - For all types of dosing, that is the dose should be taken once daily orally.

    - There are no recommendations for entecavir in younger children 2 years or less than 10 kg.    
    - For children and adolescents (from 2 to less than 18 years of age), weighing at least 32.6 kg an ENTIVIR precribed dose is 0.5 mg.



    - It is important that you do not miss a dose. If you miss a dose of ENTAVIR take it as soon as possible and then return to your regular usage schedule.
    - If it almost does not take the missed dose. Wait and take your next dose at regular times.

    - Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

    - Do not stop taking ENTAVIR without your doctor's advice



    Patients treated with entecavir reported the following side effects:

        - Headache, insomnia, excessive fatigue, dizziness, somnolence,

        - Vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, indigestion and elevated levels of liver enzymes in the blood.

        - Rash, hair loss. 

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