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Adefovir Dipivoxil

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Adefovir is an antiviral medicine that is used to treat chronic hepatitis B in adults and children at least 12 years old. Adefovir may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
adefovir
DRUG TYPE
NRTIs

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Frequently Asked Questions

You may need to be tested for HIV before you start taking adefovir. Tell your doctor if you have been exposed to HIV, or if you have untreated HIV or AIDS.

Call your doctor at once if you have liver symptoms such as right-sided upper stomach pain, nausea, loss of appetite, dark urine, or yellowing of your skin or eyes.

Adefovir can harm your kidneys, especially if you already have kidney problems or take certain medicines.

You may develop lactic acidosis, a dangerous build-up of lactic acid in your blood. Call your doctor or get emergency medical help if you have unusual muscle pain, trouble breathing, stomach pain, dizziness, feeling cold, or feeling very weak or tired.

Hepatitis B may become active or get worse after you stop using adefovir. You may need frequent liver function tests for several months.

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Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Hepsera tablet 10 mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Adefovir Dipivoxil tablet 10 mg

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