Medicine Overview of Entavir
Entevir is belongs to class of antiviral medication which inhibits certain virus from replication in your body.
In adult and childrens of 2yrs old and weigh at least 10kg Entevir is used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) but it is not a cure for hepatitis.
Entevir is unknown medicine whether it will prevent cirrhosis or liver cancer.
Uses of Entavir
Entevir which indicated to decrease quantity of hepatitis B virus.
In adult Entavir 0.5mg is used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection with the indication of active viral reproduction and either evidence of persistent elevations in serum aminotransferases (ALT OR AST).
Its also used on clinical trial data in nucleoside inhibitor treatment for the HBeAg positive and HBeAg negative HBV infection
Side effects of Entavir
- Muscle pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Irregular heartbeat
- Breathing difficulty
- Stomach pain
- Decrease Appetite
- Colour changes in stools
- Excessive level of acid in the body
How to use Entavir
Entevir prescribed for chronic hepatitis C virus infection and dose is 0.5mg in compensated liver disease in adults and adolescents 16 years of age and older.
Entevir given one tablet of 0.5mg once daily.
Entevir 0.5mg administrated on an empty stomach for atleast 2hrs after a meal or before the next meal.
Pediatric dose :
2 to 15 years for therapy new patients.
10 to 11 kg: 0.15 mg orally once a day
>11 to 14 kg: 0.2 mg orally once a day
>14 to 17 kg: 0.25 mg orally once a day
>17 to 20 kg: 0.3 mg orally once a day
>20 to 23 kg: 0.35 mg orally once a day
> 23 to 26 kg: 0.4 mg orally once a day
> 26 to 30 kg: 0.45 mg orally once a day
> 30 kg: 0.5 mg orally once a day.
OVERDOSAGE: If patients had single entecavir doses of 40mg or double dose of 20mg/day till 14days has no evidence of increase or any adverse effect. If overdose occurs then provide immediately supportive and symptomatic measurements such as vitals signs of toxicity of medicine.
How to Entavir works
Entacavir is belongs to the classification of antiviral drug and an nucleoside analogue show action against hepatitis B virus polymerase is effectively phosphorylated to the active triphosphate form, which require an intracellular half life of 15 hours. Entavir tablet combination with natural substances such as deoxyguanosine triphosphate functionally prevents all three activities of HBV reverse transcriptase:
Ergonomic messenger RNA produce negative strand of reverse transcription
Synthesis of positive strand of HBV DNA.
Entavir 0.5mg reduces the quantity of hepatitis virus in the blood and decrease the multiply and infect new cells by these three activities.
Absorption: Entavir has peak plasma concentration between 0.5 and 1.5 hours and bioavailability is 100% relative to the oral solution. effect of food: while on empty stomach is more effective for tablet absorption compared to with food.
Distribution: binding to human plasma protein of Entavir 0.5mg is 13 %
Metabolism: small amount of phase II metabolites (glucuronide and sulfate conjugates) were observed
Elimination: Entavir 0.5mg is widely excreted by the kidney with urinary unchanged drug recovery ranging from 62% to 73%.
Terminal elimination half life of Entavir 0.5mg 24 hours.
In Depth Information on Entavir
Expert Advice for Entavir
Before Using of Entevir tablet, inform your doctor about:
Allergic To Entevir, any medication related to entecavir
If your on Other Prescription And Nonprescription Medications, as using of Vitamins, Nutritional products, And Herbal supplements
If you had any Liver Transplantation, AIDS, HIV, Or any Kidney Disease previously
If You Are Pregnant Or planning for pregnancy or any other surgery have done.
If entavir treatment discontinue, Hepatitis may not be curable. This will Happen Due to The First few Months after stopping of Entecavir.
Take Entecavir tablet correctly as adviced by doctor
Special Warnings of Entavir
Alcohol interaction with the drug Entavir 0.5mg is not known. Please consult your doctor for any inconveniency.
Pregnancy category C: Entavir 0.5mg may not be safe to use during pregnancy. In studies of animal reproduction has shown adverse effects on the fetus, in human studies has no adequate and well controlled data but probable benefits may permit to use the drug in pregnant women against possible risks.
While breastfeeding, taking into account of serious of the drug to the mother an decision should be made to discontinue the drug or discontinue breastfeeding. Excreted into human milk is unknown and in animal milk its excreted
Entavir 0.5mg cause side effects of dizzy, sleepy, tried or reduce alertness. If this you feel then avoid driving until you feeling well.
Patient with kidney problem use the Entavir 0.5mg with caution. Dosage adjustment is required in renal impairment. Please consult the doctor for further clarifications.
Patient with hepatic impairment have no dosage adjustment is Necessaryin Entavir 0.5mg.
If you missed a dose take it as soon as possible, if time reach for next dose, then skip missed dose and continue regular schedule. Do not take extra or double dose.
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Category: --------------------Hepatitis Drugs
Sub Category:-------------------- Entecavir
Brand name:-------------------- Entavir
Ingeridents(Generic Name) :-------------------- Entecavir
Package:-------------------- 30 TABLETS/1X30
Strength :-------------------- 0.5mg