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Tacavir tablet 0.5 mg 30's

, This drug requires a valid prescription from PMDC registered health practitioner.
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Tacavir tablet contains Entecavir | belongs to Anti-cytomegalovirus agent

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Tacavir tablet 0.5 mg 30’s

  • Allergy severe
  • Diarrhoea
  • Elevated Liver Enzymes
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

Uses of Tacavir tablet 0.5 mg 30’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Chronic Hepatitis B

    Tacavir tablet 0.5 mg 30’s is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection, if no nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) like lamivudine were previously used or if resistance is developed to the existing NRTI therapy.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The time at which this medicine shows its effect is not clinically established.

  • Duration of Effect

    There is no well-established clinical data available regarding the duration of action of this medicine.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless strictly indicated. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the medicine based on your clinical condition.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Tacavir tablet 0.5 mg 30’s.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless strictly indicated. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the medicine based on your clinical condition.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Exacerbation of Hepatitis B

    Discontinuation of Tacavir tablet 0.5 mg 30’sor any other anti-Hepatitis B therapy may cause severe acute exacerbation of the HBV infection. Monitoring of liver function is recommended for at least a few months after stopping the treatment with this medicine. Further initiation of anti-Hepatitis B therapy may be warranted in a few cases.

  • HIV co-infection

    Tacavir tablet 0.5 mg 30’s is not recommended for use in patients who are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and not on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) therapy for HIV due to the risk of development of resistance to HIV NRTIs.

  • Lactic Acidosis

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver dysfunction due to the risk of lactic acidosis (increased acid in the blood). Frequent clinical monitoring for lactic acidosis is recommended while taking this medicine. Any symptoms like difficulty in breathing, irregular heartbeats, dark-coloured urine, and yellow colored skin and eyes should be reported to the doctor on priority.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    If a dose of Tacavir tablet 0.5 mg 30’s is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Metformin moderate
  • Aminoglycoside antibiotics moderate
  • NSAIDs moderate
Disease interactions
  • moderate

    Tacavir tablet 0.5 mg 30’sshould be used with extreme caution in patients with renal dysfunction. Renal function should be assessed before initiating the treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dosage adjustment should be made based on the renal function.

Food interactions
  • The desired effect of Tacavir tablet 0.5 mg 30’swill not be achieved if it is taken with food. Hence, it is advisable to take this medicine on an empty stomach unless otherwise specified by the doctor. It is recommended that you take this medicine 2 hours before or after meals.

General Instructions

Do not use Tacavir tablet 0.5 mg 30’sfor 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.

Other details

  • To be taken on an empty stomach
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • Does not cause sleepiness

How it works

Tacavir tablet 0.5 mg 30’s stops the virus from making copies of itself. This helps in reducing the quantity of virus in the patient's body.

References

what are the adverse effects of Tacavir tablet 0.5 mg 30’s

Headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, insomnia, raised ALT, exacerbations of hepatitis, GI upset, somnolence.

What is the dose of Tacavir tablet 0.5 mg 30’s

Adults: Nucleoside naive patients, 0.5 mg once daily. Lamivudine-refractory patients, 1 mg once daily at least 2 hr before or after a meal. Children: Not recommended.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Tacavir tablet 0.5 mg 30’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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