Drug interactions between Baraclude and Hepsera
Interactions between your drugs
Applies to: Hepsera (adefovir) and Baraclude (entecavir)
Adefovir can affect kidney function and may increase the blood levels and effects of entecavir when used together. Contact your doctor if you experience increased side effects or your condition changes. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. You should seek immediate medical attention if you experience extreme tiredness or weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness, muscle pain, difficulty breathing, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and/or a fast or irregular heart beat, as these may be signs and symptoms of a serious medical condition known as lactic acidosis that can sometimes occur during treatment with medications like entecavir. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Baraclude (entecavir)
You may experience reduced absorption of entecavir in the presence of food. Take entecavir on an empty stomach 2 hours before or 2 hours after a meal unless otherwise directed by your doctor. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. It is important to take entecavir regularly to get the most benefit.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
No warnings were found for your selected drugs.
Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No information available.|
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