What is Entecavir 0.5mg (Baraclude Generic)?
Entecavir is used to treat liver infections caused by the hepatitis B virus. It belongs to the family of medicines called antivirals. Antivirals are used to treat infections that are caused by viruses. This medicine will not cure the hepatitis B virus, but it will keep it from reproducing and causing more liver damage.
X Vir® Tablet is not a cure for HIV or AIDS and only helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body. This helps to lower your risk of getting HIV-related complications and improves your lifespan. It is prescribed in combination with other HIV medicines. Your doctor will recommend the best medicines for you and will decide the doses that you need. Follow carefully the instructions for all the medicines that you are given. It can be taken with or without food. Taking all these medicines regularly at the right times greatly increases their effectiveness and reduces the chances of HIV becoming resistant to them. It is important not to miss doses and to keep taking them until your doctor tells you it is safe to stop.
Entecavir belongs to anti-viral medications which are intended to treat patients with chronic hepatitis. X Vir tablets can be successfully used for patients whose liver has become compromised but functions properly and uncompromised patients whose liver does not perform correctly. Entecavir actively participates in reducing the hepatitis B viral lord from the body. As a result, the patient may be able to preserve the functions of the liver and prevent further damage to the liver.
X Vir is a prescription-only medication, so you are recommended to use the medication with a prescription. Before prescribing X Vir tablets, your physician will confirm the presence of the hepatitis B virus within your body. So depending on your age, disease condition, and other medical conditions, the doctor will prescribe the most appropriate dose of X Vir to you. Therefore never diagnose a condition by yourself and never self-administer the X Vir tablets. Entecavir tablets can’t be used for small children below two years.
Side effects of Entecavir 0.5mg (Baraclude Generic)
There is a chance of experiencing severe allergic reactions to Entecavir. So be cautious when you are using X Vir for the first time.
Common side effects – Nausea and vomiting, Dizziness, feeling like headache, indigestion, diarrhea, and insomnia.
Very rarely, there is a chance of accumulating lactic acids within the bloodstream and Couse damage to the liver.
How to use X Vir® Entecavir 0.5mg Tablet
Check the prescribed dose before using X Vir tablets. Resolve all the issues before medication administration. X Vir tablets are taken orally, so you can swallow the whole tablet using a glass of water. Children above two years and who cannot swallow tablets can use oral solutions of X Vir.
The pediatric doses will be calculated according to the weight of the children. So mothers need to be aware of the weight of their children.
Remember to avoid chewing and crushing the X Vir tablets when you feel comfortable while using X Vir tablets. Never stop the drug administration without proper advice because this can worsen the condition.
- Do not use X Vir tablets if you are already allergic to Entecavir or to any other excipients containing the drug.
- If you were diagnosed with any kidney problem early, tell the information to the physician because X Vir gets eliminated via the kidneys. If there is any drawback within the excretion of Entecavir, there will be increased plasma Entecavir levels which may be dangerous.
- Never stop the X Vir tablet administration without doctors’ advice because the chronic hepatitis B infection worsens when you abruptly stop the Entecavir.
- Make sure that your liver function properly. If the physician asks for a liver function test, do not miss the test.
- If you are already infected with HIV, tell the information to the physician. Do not use X Vir tablets together with antiretroviral medications. The concurrent use of both medicines will lower the effectiveness of antiretroviral drugs.
- Hepatitis B virus can be transmitted from an infected person to another healthy individual via blood contamination or fluid body contamination. So don’t think that Entecavir will stop the transmission rate. Although you are under the X Vir drug regime, take necessary precautions to avoid disease transmission to others.
- If you are a female and over-weighted, be cautious when using X Vir tablets because there is a higher risk of developing lactic acidosis. Although the lactic acid build-up within the body is rare, it can be fatal. Be alert regarding the side effects such as nausea, stomach pain, and vomiting.
- Avoid using X Vir tablets for children younger than 2years and below 10kg of body weight.
- Tell the physician whether you are pregnant or not or if you wish to become pregnant in the future. Research studies show that Entecavir is safe to use during pregnancy.
- Avoid breastfeeding while using X Vir tablets. Still, no studies have been conducted to conclude whether Entecavir will get excreted via breast milk or not.