General English name: Adefovir
Brand: Adefovir dipivoxil, Hepsera
Application: Chronic hepatitis B infection in adults
Adefovir Drug Information
Medication Information: Hepatitis B is a virus that is transmitted through the bloodstream to the liver, where it causes inflammation and damage. After infection with hepatitis B, a small number of infected people develop chronic hepatitis B infection and need treatment to reduce the activity of the virus. Chronic hepatitis B treatment takes several years and requires a combination of antiviral drugs. Adfovir reduces liver damage by reducing the number of viruses in the blood. Adfovir is prescribed by specialist doctors.
Contraindications to the use of Adefovir
Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor; Because you have low blood sugar.
Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Drug Interaction of Adefovir
It may alter the performance of medications and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Some drugs that may interact with adfovir include aminoglycosides (eg gentamicin, amikacin), amphotericin B, cyclosporine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (eg ibuprofen), tacrolimus, vancomycin.
Tips to consider before taking Adefovir
Some medications cannot be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking Adfovir:
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If there is a problem with the way your liver works.
- If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you are allergic to any medication
Possible side effects of Adefovir
All medications, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. Over time, your body will adjust to the new medication and these symptoms will go away, but if the following symptoms persist or become painful, consult your doctor.
Feeling weak and tired: In this situation, avoid driving and working with tools.
Feeling sick, indigestion, bloating, abdominal pain: Eat simple foods and avoid high-fat and spicy foods.
Diarrhea: Drink plenty of water to replenish lost water.
Headache: Ask your doctor to prescribe a suitable painkiller..
Itchy urticaria: Consult your doctor if this is bothersome.
Changes in blood test results: Your doctor will check for these.
Important Note: Your doctor will talk to you about the possibility of acidosis due to the use of adfovir. Talk to your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms.
Feeling sick, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, rapid breathing
Talk to your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you think may be due to the drug Adfovir.
How to store Adefovir
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.