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Entecavir

entecavir
Entecavir is an antiviral medicine that is used to treat chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) in adults and children who are at least 2 years old and weigh at least 22 pounds (10 kilograms). Entecavir may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
entecavir
DRUG TYPE
NRTIs

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You should not take entecavir if you have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) that is not being treated.

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 entecavir. You may need frequent liver function tests for several months.

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Entecavir tablet 0.5 mg1 mg

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