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How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Adefovir exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
You may take Adefovir with or without food.
Take Adefovir at regular intervals as instructed. Do not skip any doses. Continue to take Adefovir even when you feel better. You must complete the entire course of medicine. If you don't, the infection will not be properly controlled.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease or AIDS (HIV).
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult your doctor if you plan to become pregnant.
Inform your doctor immediately if you notice stomach discomfort or cramp, diarrhoea, decreased appetite, muscle cramp or pain, unusual tiredness or weakness. These may be symptoms of a condition called lactic acidosis.
Hepatitis B can be passed to other people through blood and body fluids. Follow your doctor's advice on ways to prevent passing the disease to others.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not take Adefovir if you ever had an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, severe rash, swollen eyes) to Adefovir.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Adefovir is an antiviral medicine.
It is used to treat long-term hepatitis B virus infection of the liver.
Adefovir decreases the amount of virus in your body and therefore reduces further liver damage.
However, it may not prevent hepatitis B complications such as liver cancer or end stage liver damage. It also does not prevent the spread of hepatitis B to other people.
What side effects could I experience?
Adefovir may cause body weakness, diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain, bloatedness and headache. These side effects are usually temporary. If you have diarrhoea, drink lots of water to replace the fluids lost.
If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop taking Adefovir and inform your doctor quickly. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.
Adefovir may cause other side effects. Consult your doctor if you have unusual problems while being treated with Adefovir.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Do not take Adefovir with the following medicines:
- ciclosporin, tacrolimus (medicines for organ transplant)
- antibiotics such as aminoglycosides (e.g. amikacin, gentamicin, kanamycin, neomycin) and vancomycin
- certain painkillers
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal medicines and medicines that you buy without a prescription.