Hepsera tablets 10 mg for chronic hepatitis B (adefovir, Preveon)
What are Hepsera tablets 10 mg for chronic hepatitis B (adefovir, Preveon)?
The active principle of Hepsera tablets is adefovir pivoxil, a prodrug of adefovir, a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor. It works by blocking reverse transcriptase, an enzyme essential for hepatitis B virus to reproduce in the body. By this, Hepsera tablets suppress the virus growth and improve the liver function.
Hepsera tablets are effective for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection. This medicine helps to reach the following effects:
- histologic improvement,
- reduction in serum HBV DNA levels,
- normalization of alanine aminotransferase levels,
- normalization of HBeAg seroconversion.
Clinical studies proved that the dosage of 10 mg of adefovir a day is relatively safe, has few adverse effects and the virus is unlikely to develop resistance to it within the first 48 weeks of treatment at least.
Active principles: adefovir pivoxil
Amount: 30 tablets
Maker: GlaxoSmithKline K.K., Tokyo, Japan
Indications: chronic hepatitis B virus infection
How to take
Take 1 tablet at a time, once day.
Contraindications: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
A patient should regular receive medical examination.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.