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Brand name: Hepsera

Hepsera is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) adefovir. On this page you will find out more about Hepsera, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: adefovir

Information for medicine and pack size:
Hepsera 10 mg tablet, 30

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

HEPSERA is indicated for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in patients 12 years of age and older with evidence of active viral replication and either evidence of persistent elevations in serum aminotransferases (ALT or AST) or histologically active disease. For adult patients, this indication is based on histological, virological, biochemical, and serological responses in adult patients with HBeAg+ and HBeAg-/HBVDNA+ chronic hepatitis B with compensated liver function, and in adult patients with clinical evidence of lamivudine-resistant hepatitis B virus with either compensated or decompensated liver function. For adolescent patients (12 to <18 years of age), the indication is based on virological and biochemical responses in patients with HBeAg+ chronic hepatitis B virus with compensated liver function.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White to off-white, round (7mm diameter), flat-faced, bevelled-edge tablets, debossed with a stylised figure of a liver on one side and "GILEAD" and "10" on the other.
Dosage Form Tablet
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
30 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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