Tyzeka Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is telbivudine (Tyzeka)?
- What are the possible side effects of telbivudine (Tyzeka)?
- What is the most important information I should know about telbivudine (Tyzeka)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking telbivudine (Tyzeka)?
- How should I take telbivudine (Tyzeka)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Tyzeka)?
- What happens if I overdose (Tyzeka)?
- What should I avoid while taking telbivudine (Tyzeka)?
- What other drugs will affect telbivudine (Tyzeka)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Tyzeka)?
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 (Tyzeka)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking telbivudine (Tyzeka)?
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 transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
What other drugs will affect telbivudine (Tyzeka)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune)
- erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole);
- penicillamine (Cuprimine, Depen);
- zidovudine (Retrovir);
- an antifungal medication such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), posaconazole (Noxafil), voriconazole (Vfend);
- anti-malaria drugs such as chloroquine (Aralen), hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil, Quineprox);
- cholesterol-lowering medicines such as atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet), clofibrate (Atromid), fenofibrate (Antara, Lofibra, TriCor), gemfibrozil (Lopid), niacin (Advicor, Niacor, Niaspan, Nicobid), simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin), and others;
- an interferon such as Actimmune, Alferon N, Avonex, Betaseron, Infergen, Intron A, Rebetron, Rebif, Roferon-A, or peginterferon alfa-2a (Pegasys); or
- steroids (prednisone and others).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with telbivudine. 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 telbivudine.
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 Tyzeka Information
- Tyzeka Drug Interactions Center: telbivudine oral
- Tyzeka Side Effects Center
- Tyzeka Overview including Precautions
- Tyzeka FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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