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HEPSERAis used to treat chronic hepatitis B (viral infection of the liver) in people who are 12 years of age and older. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleotide analogs. This medication works by slowing the growth of the virus.
The dosage of Adefovir Dipivoxil prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Adefovir Dipivoxil may be taken with or without food.
Missed Dose of Adefovir Dipivoxil:
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Adefovir Dipivoxil medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
Overdose of Adefovir Dipivoxil
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Adefovir Dipivoxil, seek medical attention immediately.
Side Effects of Adefovir Dipivoxil
Like other medicines, Adefovir Dipivoxil can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Adefovir Dipivoxil are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Adefovir Dipivoxil cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Adefovir Dipivoxil develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Adefovir Dipivoxil can cause side effects such as headache, weakness, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and flatulence. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Adefovir Dipivoxil.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Adefovir Dipivoxil, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Adefovir Dipivoxil can interact with aminoglycosides and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Also, tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks containing caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
Before using Adefovir Dipivoxil, ask the following questions to the doctor:
Is it possible for me to take Adefovir Dipivoxil with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Adefovir Dipivoxil?
What are the possible drug interactions of Adefovir Dipivoxil?
How will Adefovir Dipivoxil work in my body?
How should Adefovir Dipivoxil be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Adefovir Dipivoxil drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Adefovir Dipivoxil is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.
Active ingredients: Adefovir Dipivoxil.