What happens if I miss a dose (Baraclude)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Baraclude)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Symptoms of an entecavir overdose are not known.
What should I avoid while taking entecavir (Baraclude)?
Taking entecavir will not prevent you from passing hepatitis B to other people through unprotected sex or sharing of needles. Talk with your doctor about safe methods of preventing hepatitis transmission during sex, such as using a condom and spermicide. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
What other drugs will affect entecavir (Baraclude)?
Before taking entecavir, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- drugs that weaken your immune system (such as cancer medicine or steroids);
- amphotericin B (Fungizone, AmBisome, Amphotec, Abelcet);
- cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune, Gengraf);
- pentamidine (Nebupent, Pentam);
- sirolimus (Rapamune), tacrolimus (Prograf);
- antibiotics such as capreomycin (Capastat), rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifater), vancomycin (Vancocin, Vancoled); or
- any other antiviral medicines.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with entecavir. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about entecavir.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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