Telbivudine

 
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Without a Prescription

Telbivudine will not stop the spread of hepatitis to others.
Telbivudine will not cure hepatitis.
Telbivudine is prescribed to treat hepatitis.
Telbivudine is an antiviral medicine.

Contraindications

Telbivudine is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you have an unusual or allergic reaction to telbivudine, 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 liver disease;
- If you have pregnant or trying to get pregnant;

Interactions

Do not take Telbivudine with any of the following drugs:
- Other medicines that leave the body through the kidneys;
- Interferon products;

Usage

Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.
Hepatitis is spread to others through sexual or blood contact.
Talk to your doctor about how to stop the spread of Hepatitis.
Talk to your doctor if you plan to stop Telbivudine.
The symptoms of hepatitis may get worse if you stop Telbivudine.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups.

Side Effects

Telbivudine 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;
- Stomach upset;
- Nausea, vomiting, unusual stomach upset or pain;
- Muscle pain or weakness;
- Loss of appetite, nausea;
- Light-colored stools;
- Headache;
- General ill feeling or flu-like symptoms;
- Fever;
- Diarrhea;
- Dark urine;
- Cough;
- Breathing difficulties;
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
Without Prescription (2017)