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Adefovir
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This medication is an acyclic nucleotide analog used to treat a chronic viral infection of the liver (hepatitis B). It works by slowing the growth of the virus. It is not a cure for hepatitis B and does not prevent the passing of hepatitis B to others.

 
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This medication is an acyclic nucleotide analog used to treat a chronic viral infection of the liver (hepatitis B). It works by slowing the growth of the virus. It is not a cure for hepatitis B and does not prevent the passing of hepatitis B to others.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.To avoid spreading hepatitis B to others, always use an effective barrier method (e.g., latex condoms/dental dams) during sexual activity.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., kidney function and liver function tests) may be performed to monitor your progress or check for side effects.
  • Consult your doctor for more details.
  • Keep all laboratory and medical appointments during and for several months after treatment.If using this medication for an extended period of time, obtain refills before your supply runs out.

Storage
  • Store in the original container at room temperature (77 degrees F or 25 degree C) away from light and moisture.
  • Brief storage between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted.
  • Keep away from children and pets.


How To Use
  • Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily; or take as directed by your doctor.
  • May take with or without food.This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet.
  • Read it carefully.
  • Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine.Take this medication exactly as prescribed.
  • Do not increase or decrease your dose or stop taking this medication unless directed to do so by your doctor or pharmacist.Treatment with adefovir alone is not appropriate for patients infected with both hepatitis B and HIV.
  • An HIV test is recommended both before and during treatment to ensure you receive appropriate treatment.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.Worsening of your condition, decreased response to therapy, or the occurrence of resistant strains of the virus may occur during or after treatment.
  • Promptly report any new symptoms that occur during or after treatment to your doctor.

Side Effects
  • Weakness, headache, fever, increased cough, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or gas may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if this very unlikely but serious side effect occurs: change in the amount of urine.For additional side effects see Warning section.An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: HIV infection, kidney problems, liver transplant, being very overweight (obese), allergies.This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk.
  • Do not breast-feed while taking this medication.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember that day.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of: aminoglycosides (e.g., gentamicin, amikacin), amphotericin B, cyclosporine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., ibuprofen), tacrolimus, vancomycin.

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