Active ingredients: entecavir
What it is used for
Entecavir is indicated for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection in adults 16 years or older with evidence of active liver inflammation. This indication is based on histologic, virologic, biochemical and serological responses in nucleoside-treatment naïve and lamividine-resistant adult patients with HBeAg-positive or HBeAg-negative chronic HBV infection with compensated liver disease.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Store in Original Container
- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A white, film-coated, round, biconvex, beveled edge tablet debossed with 'M' on one side of the tablet and 'EV1' on the other side.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient entecavir
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems