X-VIR Entecavir 1 mg Tablets
Brand Name: X-VIR
Manufacturer: Natco Pharma Ltd
ABOUT X-VIR Tablets
ABOUT X-VIR 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.
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 (decompensate liver disease).
Side Effects Of Entecavir Include Weakness, Dizziness, Tiredness, Headache, Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Irregular Heart Beat, Light Headedness, Stomachache, Muscle Pain, Cold Legs, Loss Of Appetite, Yellow Discolortaion Of Skin And Urine, Light-Colored Bowel Movements, Difficulty Breathing, Dizziness. Serious Adverse Effects Include Lactic Acidosis.
Raised liver enzymes. Blood or sugar in the urine. Headache. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing.
Elevated Liver Enzymes
X Vir 1mg Tablet prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.
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.
Do not use X VIR 1 mg Tablet for any conditions other than those specified by the doctor. Do not share the medicine with anyone else. Report to the doctor all your medical conditions and current medicines before taking this medication. Report any undesired effects or lack of improvement to the doctor on priority.
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.