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Entecavir will not cure or prevent hepatitis B infection.
Entecavir is prescribed to treat chronic hepatitis B.
Entecavir is an antiviral medicine.
Entecavir is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you have an unusual or allergic reaction to entecavir, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- If you have breast-feeding;
- If you have immune system problems;
- If you have kidney disease;
- If you have other liver disease;
- If you have pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
Do not take Entecavir with any of the following drugs:
Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.
Do not stop taking Entecavir unless your doctor tells you to.
Hepatitis B is spread to others through sexual or blood contact. Talk to your doctor about how to stop the spread of Hepatitis B.
Tell your doctor if you also have HIV. You need to be on medicines to treat your HIV infection while you are taking Entecavir.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups.
Your hepatitis infection may get worse after you stop taking this medicine.
Entecavir side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Yellowing of the eyes or skin;
- Unusually weak or tired;
- Trouble sleeping;
- Right upper belly pain;
- Nausea, vomiting, unusual stomach upset or pain;
- Loss of appetite;
- Light-colored stools;
- General ill feeling or flu-like symptoms;
- Dark urine;
- Breathing difficulties;
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;