|US Brand||Generic Baraclude|
|Strength||0.5mg | 1mg|
|Form release||Bottles 30 tabs|
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Entecavir is mainly used to treat chronic hepatitis B infection in adults and children 2 years and older with active viral replication and evidence of active disease with elevations in liver enzymes. It is also used to prevent HBV reinfection after liver transplant and to treat HIV patients infected with HBV. Entecavir is weakly active against HIV, but is not recommended for use in HIV-HBV co-infected patients without a fully suppressive anti-HIV regimen as it may select for resistance to lamivudine and emtricitabine in HIV.
Usual Adult Dose for Chronic Hepatitis B
Compensated Liver Disease:
-Nucleoside-inhibitor-therapy-naive: 0.5 mg orally once a day
-History of hepatitis B viremia while using lamivudine or known lamivudine or telbivudine resistance substitutions rtM204I/V with or without rtL180M, rtL80I/V, or rtV173L: 1 mg orally once a day
Decompensated Liver Disease: 1 mg orally once a day
Use: For the treatment of chronic HBV infection in patients with evidence of active viral replication and either persistent elevations in serum aminotransferases (ALT or AST) or histologically active disease
The majority of people who use entecavir have little to no side effects. The most common side effects include headache, fatigue, dizziness, and nausea. Less common effects include trouble sleeping and gastrointestinal symptoms such as sour stomach, diarrhea, and vomiting.
Serious side effects from entecavir include lactic acidosis, liver problems, liver enlargement, and fat in the liver.
Laboratory tests may show an increase in alanine transaminase (ALT), hematuria, glycosuria, and an increase in lipase. Periodic monitoring of hepatic function and hematology are recommended.