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ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET

Manufacturer

ZYDUS CADILA HEALTHCARE LTD

Pack Of

10 TABLETS

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET

ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET belongs to a class of drugs called antivirals used to treat chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Hepatitis B is a severe liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is highly contagious (spreads from one person to another) and spreads through intimate contact with the infected person, direct contact with infected blood, being pricked with a contaminated needle, using a razor or any other personal items with leftovers of infected fluid or even transfer from mother to baby during birth.

ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET contains Entecavir, an antiviral drug that works by inhibiting viral DNA polymerase enzyme action in the liver cells that is essential for the virus to multiply. Thereby, it stops the virus from making new viruses and reduces the amount of hepatitis B virus in the body.

Take ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, extreme tiredness, insomnia (inability to sleep), diarrhoea or indigestion. Most of these side effects of ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult a doctor before taking ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET. It is recommended to use effective contraceptive methods while using ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET to avoid pregnancy. ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET is not recommended for children below 2 years of age. If you experience stomach pain, vomiting or nausea while taking ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET, it might indicate lactic acidosis development. This rare but serious side effect has occasionally been fatal. Lactic acidosis occurs more often in women, particularly if they are very overweight. Your doctor will monitor you regularly while you are receiving. If you have HIV/AIDS, kidney or liver problems, inform your doctor before taking ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET.

Uses of ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET

Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection

Directions for Use

ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET can be taken on an empty stomach, preferably 2 hours before or after a meal. The tablet form of ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET should be swallowed as a whole with a glass of water. Do not break, crush or chew it. The liquid form of ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET should be taken by mouth using the measuring cup provided with the pack. Shake the bottle well before each use.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Insomnia (inability to sleep)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

If you are allergic to ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult a doctor before taking ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET. It is recommended to use effective contraceptive methods while using ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET to avoid pregnancy. ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET is not recommended for children below 2 years of age. You are advised to take proper precautions if you are infected with hepatitis B virus infection to prevent infection spread to others through sexual contact or body fluids. Hepatitis B vaccine should be taken to prevent Hepatitis B virus infection. If you experience stomach pain, vomiting or nausea while taking ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET, it might indicate lactic acidosis development. This rare but serious side effect has occasionally been fatal. Lactic acidosis occurs more often in women, particularly if they are very overweight. Your doctor will monitor you regularly while you are receiving. If you have HIV/AIDS, kidney or liver problems, inform your doctor before taking ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Interaction of alcohol with ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol while using ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET.

  • Pregnancy

    ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET is a category C pregnancy drug and is given to pregnant women only if the doctor thinks benefits outweigh risks.

  • Breast Feeding

    It is unknown whether ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET is excreted in human milk. Therefore, please consult a doctor if you are breastfeeding. ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET is given to breastfeeding mothers only if the doctor thinks benefits are greater than risks.

  • Driving

    ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET may cause dizziness, drowsiness or tiredness in some people. Therefore, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you feel dizzy, drowsy or tired after taking ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET.

  • Liver

    Take ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required. Please consult a doctor.

  • Kidney

    Take ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required. Please consult a doctor.

Other Information (ENT0069)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET contains Entecavir, an antiviral drug that works by preventing viral DNA polymerase enzyme action in the liver cells that is essential for the virus to multiply. Thereby, it stops the virus from making new viruses and reduces the amount of hepatitis B virus in the body.

Yes, hepatitis B virus infection is highly contagious and spreads from one person to another. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid sharing personal items or needles containing an infected person's blood or body fluids.

ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET may cause lactic acidosis (excess of lactic acid in the blood), a rare but a severe side effect, especially in women who are very obese. However, if you experience stomach pain, vomiting or nausea while taking ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET, please consult a doctor immediately.

You are not recommended to take ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET with celecoxib (painkiller), as it may increase the blood levels of ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET, leading to more adverse effects and may also affect kidney function. However, please consult your doctor before taking ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET with other medicines.

ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET does not cure hepatitis B virus infection. ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET reduces the amount of hepatitis B virus in the body and improves liver functioning by decreasing liver damage.

ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET is not recommended for hepatitis B patients with HIV infection unless they are taking medicines to treat HIV infection at the same time as ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET may cause HIV infection to become resistant to certain HIV drugs and reduce their effectiveness. Therefore, it is advised to get tested for HIV infection before taking ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET.

You are not recommended to stop taking ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the infection or cause recurring symptoms. Therefore, take ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET for as long as your doctor has prescribed it, and if you experience any difficulty while taking ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET, please consult your doctor.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Cadila Khemka House, Drive-In, Ahmedabad-380052.

ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET

ENTEHEP 0.5MG TABLET

MRP: 817.30

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