Baraclude

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    Brand Name:Baraclude
    Generic:Entecavir
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2005-03-29 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Bristol-Myers Squibb
This drug is available in the following forms:
Tablets and Oral Solutions
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2007/021797s003,021798s003lbl.pdf

About Baraclude

Baraclude is a prescription medicine used for chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) in adults who also have active liver damage.

  • Baraclude will not cure HBV.
  • Baraclude does not stop you from spreading HBV to others by having sex, sharing needles, or being exposed to your blood.
  • Baraclude may lower the amount of HBV in the body.
  • Baraclude may lower the ability of HBV to multiply and infect new liver cells.
  • Baraclude may improve the condition of your liver.

It is important to stay under your healthcare professional’s care while taking Baraclude. Your healthcare professional will test the level of the hepatitis B virus in your blood regularly.

Side Effects of Baraclude

  • Lactic acidosis (buildup of an acid in the blood). Lactic acidosis is a medical emergency and must be treated in the hospital. Call your healthcare professional right away if you get any of the following signs of lactic acidosis:
    • You feel very weak or tired.
    • You have unusual (not normal) muscle pain.
    • You have trouble breathing.
    • You have stomach pain with nausea and vomiting.
    • You feel cold, especially in your arms and legs.
    • You feel dizzy or light-headed.
    • You have a fast or irregular heartbeat.
  • Serious liver problems called hepatotoxicity, with liver enlargement (hepatomegaly) and fat in the liver (steatosis). Call your healthcare professional right away if you get any of the following signs of liver problems:
    • Your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow (jaundice).
    • Your urine turns dark.
    • Your bowel movements (stools) turn light in color.
    • You don’t feel like eating food for several days or longer.
    • You feel sick to your stomach (nausea).
    • You have lower stomach pain.
  • Stopping Baraclude may worsen your hepatitis B infection. Therefore:
    • Take Baraclude exactly as prescribed.
    • Do not run out of Baraclude.
    • Do not stop Baraclude without talking to your healthcare professional.
  • Other common side effects include headache, tiredness, dizziness, and nausea.

Who Should Not Take Baraclude

  • Do not take Baraclude if you are allergic to entecavir or any of its ingredients.
  • Baraclude has not been studied in children and is not recommended for anyone less than 16 years old.

Interactions with Baraclude

Baraclude may interact with certain other medicines that leave the body through the kidneys. Know the medicines that you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare professional and pharmacist.

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