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Hepsera Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is adefovir (Hepsera)?
- What are the possible side effects of adefovir (Hepsera)?
- What is the most important information I should know about adefovir (Hepsera)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking adefovir (Hepsera)?
- How should I take adefovir (Hepsera)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Hepsera)?
- What happens if I overdose (Hepsera)?
- What should I avoid while taking adefovir (Hepsera)?
- What other drugs will affect adefovir (Hepsera)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Hepsera)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Hepsera)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other stomach problems.
What should I avoid while taking adefovir (Hepsera)?
Taking this medication will not prevent you from passing hepatitis B to other people. Avoid having unprotected sex or sharing razors or toothbrushes. Talk with your doctor about safe ways to prevent hepatitis transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
What other drugs will affect adefovir (Hepsera)?
Many drugs can interact with adefovir. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- amphotericin B (Fungizone, AmBisome, Amphotec, Abelcet);
- pentamidine (NebuPent, Pentam);
- antibiotics such as capreomycin (Capastat), rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifater), vancomycin (Vancocin, Vancoled);
- antiviral medicines such as acyclovir (Zovirax), cidofovir (Vistide), or foscarnet (Foscavir);
- cancer medicine such as aldesleukin (Proleukin), carmustine (BiCNU, Gliadel), cisplatin (Platinol), ifosfamide (Ifex), oxaliplatin (Eloxatin), streptozocin (Zanosar), or tretinoin (Vesanoid);
- medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection, such as cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), sirolimus (Rapamune) or tacrolimus (Prograf);
- pain or arthritis medicines such as aspirin (Anacin, Excedrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), and others; or
- HIV medicines such as abacavir (Ziagen), didanosine (Videx), efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva), lamivudine (Epivir), stavudine (Zerit), zalcitabine (Hivid), zidovudine (Retrovir), or combinations such as Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine), Epzicom (abacavir and lamivudine), or Trizivir (abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with adefovir. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about adefovir.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Hepsera Information
- Hepsera Drug Interactions Center: adefovir oral
- Hepsera Side Effects Center
- Hepsera Overview including Precautions
- Hepsera FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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