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ENCURE 0.5MG TAB

Encure 0.5MG tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Encure 0.5MG tablet is an antiviral medicine used to treat HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B virus infection in patients with severe liver abnormalities. It is used if no nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NTRIs) like lamivudine were previously used or if resistance is developed to the existing NTRI therapy. This medicine reduces the amount of virus in the patient’s body, but does not cure the disease. It stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up the infection. However, the uses mentioned are not exhaustive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Encure 0.5MG tablet is Entecavir (0.5MG)

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Entecavir works by stopping the human immunodeficiency virus from multiplying in human cells. It helps in reducing the chances of development of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and other HIV related illness.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before taking Encure 0.5MG tablet:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the active ingredients used in the tablet
  • Caution:
  • Exacerbation of hepatitis B
  • Immune reconstitution syndrome
  • Lactic acidosis
  • Renal and hepatic impairment
  • Children
  • Pregnancy and lactation
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

Encure 0.5MG tablet is usually well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side effects are temporary and usually subsides on their own. However, consult your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. You may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle pain
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Yellow eyes or skin
How to Use

How to Use

Take Encure 0.5MG tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
The tablet should be taken on an empty stomach at least 2 hours before or after meals. Take the tablet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested even though symptoms disappear after the medicine has begun.

Overdosage

Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Encure 0.5MG tablet, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Lactic acidosis
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Hyperglycaemia
  • Insomnia
  • Extreme tiredness
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take Encure 0.5MG tablet only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dosage adjustments or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

This tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustments of the medicine may not be needed. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before the consuming this medicine.

Liver:

Extreme caution is advised among people with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the tablet may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consuming this medicine. Any symptoms such as fever, dark urine etc should be reported to your doctor immediately. However, use of this medicine is not recommended for patients with severe liver impairment.

Pregnancy:

Use of this tablet is considered safe in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown no or low effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Lactation:

The medicine is likely safe to use for nursing mothers. Limited human data suggests that the medication may pass into the breastmilk. Breastfed infants should be closely monitored. Since limited information is available about the safety of taking this tablet, consult your doctor if you are nursing mother and stay on the safe side.

Alcohol:

Interaction of alcohol with this tablet is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

Driving:

The tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

There are no known food interactions with this medicine.

Drug Interactions:

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Encure 0.5MG tablet with efavirenz, aminoglycoside antibiotics, NSAIDs, dofetilide, aluminium hydroxide, metformin.

Precautions
  • Do not use this medicine past the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius), away from moisture and light
  • Keep the tablet out of reach of children
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Drug Composition information
What is Entecavir for:

This medication is an oral antiviral agent, prescribed for hepatitis B. It works by decreasing the amount of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the body.

How does Entecavir work:

Entecavir works to harm the virus and fight the infection

How should Entecavir be used:

Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 0.5 mg to 1mg once daily. It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

Common side effects of Entecavir :

Raised liver enzymes. Blood or sugar in the urine. Headache. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Entecavir :

If you have an allergy to entecavir or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you are breast-feeding

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Trouble breathing. A fast heartbeat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Very bad belly pain. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea). Not able to eat. Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes. Feeling very tired or weak. Very bad muscle pain or weakness. Feeling cold. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Entecavir with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Entecavir :

Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification

Antivirals


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of the Encure 0.5MG tablet?

The tablet is an antiviral medicine used to treat HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B virus infection in patients with severe liver abnormalities. It is used if no nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NTRIs) like lamivudine were previously used or if resistance is developed to the existing NTRI therapy. This medicine reduces the amount of virus in the patient’s body, but does not cure the disease. It stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up the infection.

Q2. What are the side effects of the Encure 0.5MG tablet?

The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include nausea, headache, fatigue, insomina, dizziness, muscle pain, rash, diarrhea, increased liver enzymes, loss of appetite, yellow eyes or skin.

Q3. Should we take Encure 0.5MG tablet with food or without food?

The tablet should be taken on an empty stomach at least 2 hours before or after meals.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Encure 0.5MG tablet?

If you ever had impaired kidney function, severe liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the active ingredients used in the tablet. Caution is advised among patients with exacerbation of hepatitis B, immune reconstitution syndrome, lactic acidosis, renal and hepatic impairment, children, pregnancy and lactation.

Q5. Does Encure 0.5MG tablet make you sleepy?

The tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Q6. Is Encure 0.5MG tablet harmful? What does an overdose of Encure 0.5MG tablet lead to?

The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to lactic acidosis, increased liver enzymes, hyperglycaemia, insomina, extreme tiredness.

Q7. Can I take Encure 0.5MG tablet during pregnancy?

Use of this medicine is considered safe in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have no or low shown effects on the developing baby. Since the effect of the medicine on fetus is not clearly established, we recommend you to consult your doctor before consuming the tablet.

Q8. Can Encure 0.5MG tablet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Encure 0.5MG tablet?

Interaction of alcohol with this tablet is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

Q10. How to store Encure 0.5MG tablet?

Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Encure 0.5MG tablet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

Q12. Can we give Encure 0.5MG tablet to children?

This tablet is not recommended for children below 6 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Encure 0.5MG tablet?

The amount of time for which this medicine to show its effect in the body is clinically not established.

Q14. How long does the effect of Encure 0.5MG tablet last?

The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is clinically not established.

Q15. Can we take Encure 0.5MG tablet daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet a day.

Q16. For how many days should I take the Encure 0.5MG tablet?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

Q17. When should I take Encure 0.5MG tablet?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

Seller Information
Manufactured By

EMCURE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

lane no 3,phase 2,sidco,bari-brahmana,jammu - 181133,india

Packed By

EMCURE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

lane no 3,phase 2,sidco,bari-brahmana,jammu - 181133,india

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