- Adefovir Dipivoxil
- Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Hepsera* used for?
Generic for Hepsera* (Adefovir Dipivoxil) is 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. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Hepsera*?
The dosage of Generic for Hepsera* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Hepsera* may be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Hepsera*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Hepsera* 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.
What if you overdose on Hepsera*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Hepsera*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Hepsera*?
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 Generic for Hepsera*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Hepsera* can interact with aminoglycosides and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Hepsera*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Hepsera* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Hepsera* 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 Generic for Hepsera* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Hepsera* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Hepsera* 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 Generic for Hepsera*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Hepsera*?
Is it possible for me to take Hepsera* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Hepsera*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Hepsera*?
How will Hepsera* work in my body?
How should Hepsera* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Hepsera* 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 Generic for Hepsera* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.