Hepsera (Adefovir Dipivoxil)

General Information

Hepsera (Adefovir Dipivoxil) is used to treat chronic viral infection of the liver. It is called hepatitis B that usually occurs in people 12 years of age and older.

Hepatitis B can cause scarring of the liver failure, organ, and cancer. It spreads when people come in contact with open sores and blood. It may also spread through the body fluids of someone who has the condition.

How does Hepsera (Adefovir Dipivoxil) work?

Hepsera (Adefovir Dipivoxil) is an acyclic nucleotide analog of adenosine monophosphate. It is a phosphorylated to the active metabolite Adefovir diphosphate by cellular kinases. Adefovir diphosphate inhibits the infection’s DNA polymerase. It is by competing with the natural substrate deoxyadenosine triphosphate. It may also by causing DNA chain termination after its incorporation into viral DNA. The inhibition constant for Adefovir diphosphate for the infection’s DNA polymerase. This drug is a weak inhibitor of human DNA polymerases. It slows the growth of the virus. It is by helping to lower the amount of virus in your body.

Why use Hepsera (Adefovir Dipivoxil)?

Hepsera contains an active ingredient of Adefovir Dipivoxil. It is a nucleotide analog. It is a white to off-white crystalline powder. This product comes as a tablet for oral use. Each tablet is available in 10 mg strength. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this medication.

How to use Hepsera (Adefovir Dipivoxil)?

Hepsera (Adefovir Dipivoxil) is to be taken by mouth usually once a day. Take it with a full glass of water. You can buy this medication without a prescription. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response.

It is important to take exactly as it is prescribed. Do not take more or often than the prescription. Remember to take it at the same time each day.

What are the side-effects of Hepsera (Adefovir Dipivoxil)?

  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Increased cough
  • Fever
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash or itching
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Stomach pain

Warnings and Precautions

  • Tell your doctor if you are taking prescription/non-prescription drugs or herbal products.
  • Call for medical help right away if an overdose is suspected.
  • Let your doctor know if you are allergic to the drug.
  • If there are any new symptoms that occur while taking this medicine, tell it to your doctor.
  • It should only be used when clearly needed for pregnant women.
  • Keep it at a dry and clean place to avoid some contaminations.