Q1- What is Entavir (Entecavir)?
A- Entavir (Entecavir) is an antiviral medication. It is used in the treatment of HIV infection and chronic Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
Q2- What are the storage conditions for Entavir (Entecavir)?
A- Store Entavir (Entecavir) tablets at room temperature (10-30°C). Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. Protect the medicine from direct heat, light, and moisture.
Q3- What are the common side effects of Entavir (Entecavir)?
A- Some of the common side effects of Entavir (Entecavir) tablets are headache, nausea, skin rash, itching, vomiting, stomach pain, fatigue, etc. There can be other side effects also. Make sure to contact your healthcare professional to get the needed help.
Q4- What is the composition and strength of Entavir?
A- The active ingredient of Entavir is Entecavir. It s available in the strengths of 0.5 mg and 1 mg in the form of tablets for oral administration.
Q5- What are self-care tips?
A- Eat a healthy and nutritional diet. Take adequate sleep. Do not skip a dose.
Q6- How should I take this medicine?
A- Take Entavir (Entecavir) tablets exactly in the same dose strength and duration as the medical practitioner prescribes. Do not skip a dose or overdose. Also, do not change the dose strength unless the medical professional tells you.
Q7- What should be done in cases of overdose and missed dose?
Overdose: In case of overdose, seek emergency medical attention to get needed support.
Missed dose: In case you miss a dose, take the dose as soon as you remember if it is not already the time for your next scheduled dose. Also, be sure to call your healthcare provider for the same. Do not double the dose to catch up with the missed dose.
Q8- What are the warnings and precautionary steps?
A- Before taking Entavir (Entecavir) tablets, be sure to consult a medical professional regarding:
- The medicines you already take
- Your medical history
- Any disease you have or ever had
- Allergy (if any)
Q9- Is it safe to take Entavir (Entecavir) during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A- During pregnancy or breastfeeding, take Entavir (Entecavir) tablets only if the healthcare provider prescribes after discussing the risks and benefits of taking this medicine.
Q10- Is it safe to drive after taking Entavir (Entecavir)?
A- After taking Entavir (Entecavir) tablets, do not drive or operate heavy machinery if side effects like dizziness or lack of concentration occur.