Cronivir 0.5 mg Tablets
Brand: Cronivir Tablets
Content: Entecavir 0.5 mg
Strength: 0.5 mg
Manufacturer: Hetero Drugs Ltd.
WHAT IS CRONIVIR TABLETS?
Entecavir is an antiviral medication. Entecavir prevents certain virus cells from multiplying in your body. It works by blocking the DNA synthesis in hepatitis B virus, a process essential for the virus to grow and multiply. Entecavir thus stops the virus from spreading in the body. It does not prevent spread of HBV infections to other people.
Cronivir 0.5 mg Tablet
prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV
virus from producing new viruses.
Entecavir is used to treat long-term
infection of the liver (hepatitis) caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is
also used to prevent HBV reinfection after liver transplant and to treat HIV
patients infected with HBV. Entecavir can be used in individuals with damaged
liver that still functions properly (compensated liver disease) and in
individuals with damaged liver that does not function properly (decompensated
0.5 Mg 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
Cronivir 0.5 Mg 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.
Fatigue, Headache, Nausea, Dizziness.
CRONIVIR TABLETS- DRUG PRECAUTIONS:
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. Cronivir 0.5mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
not discontinue taking entecavir without your doctor’s advice.
should be taken on an empty stomach. Please follow the instructions of your
consult your doctor before taking entecavir, if you are pregnant or planning to
consult your doctor before taking entecavir, if you are breast-feeding.
not drive or operate machines if you feed dizzy, tired or sleepy after taking
consult your doctor before taking entecavir if you have Kidney disease, any
other liver disease or a liver transplant.
CRONIVIR TABLETS- DRUG
Let your doctor know before he prescribes you Cronivir 0.5 Mg 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. Cronivir 0.5 Mg Tablet does not prevent spreading of hepatitis B infection through sexual contact
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.
your doctor, if you have taken medicines containing active drug lamivudine
(Epivir, Epzicom, and Trizivir) or telbivudine. Inform your doctor about all
medications you have received in the past for treatment of hepatitis B.
of hepatitis B may occur while taking entecavir and upon discontinuation. Liver
function tests must be conducted while on treatment and upon discontinuation.
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.
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