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Cronivir 0.5 mg Tablets




Medicine Detail


Brand: Cronivir Tablets

Content: Entecavir 0.5 mg

Strength: 0.5 mg

From: Tablets

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.

MEDICINE USES:

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 liver disease).

Cronivir 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.

CRONIVIR COMMON SIDE EFFECT:

Common side effects of Cronivir 0.5 Mg Tablet include nausea, tiredness, Headache, fatigue. Serious side effects on the other hand include lactic acidosisliver 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 hivesitching, 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.

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.

CRONIVIR TABLETS- DRUG INTERACTIONS:

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

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, and 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.


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