Hepalo 0.5mg Tablet

Brand Name Hepalo 0.5mg Tablet
Salt Composition Entecavir (0.5mg)
Strength 0.5mg
Product Form Tablet
Storage Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
Category Hepatitis
Country of Origin India
Manufacturer Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Manufacturer/Marketer AddressEmcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd, 255/2, Hinjawadi, Pune - 411057, India.
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    Medical Description of Hepalo 0.5mg Tablet

    Hepalo 0.5Mg contains its active substance called Entecavir. Entecaviris an antiviral medicine used in the treatment of chronichepatitis B infection. It is a guanine nucleoside analogue. It is used in compensated and decompensated liver diseases.


    Hepalo 0.5mg Tablet Uses

    Hepalo 0.5Mg is used to treat adults and children above 2 years of age who are infected by Hepatitis B virus. Hepalo 0.5Mg should not be taken separately if you are HIV positive. Hepalo 0.5Mg can be taken with other anti-HIV medications. Hepalo 0.5Mg can be used in cases with compensated and decompensated liver diseases.


    Hepalo 0.5mg Tablet Benefits

    Hepalo 0.5Mg Tablet used in the treatment for the following condition like 

    Chronic hepatitis B virus infection:

    It is a chronic liver infection that is caused by the hepatitis B virus. It usually occurs when our body cannot fight against the virus and it is a communicable disease. It is caused by sexual contact with an infected person, sharing needles, and it also spread from mother to child during pregnancy and breastfeeding.


    Hepalo 0.5mg Tablet Indication

    Hepalo 0.5Mg is indicated in case of chronic HBV infection.Hepalo 0.5Mg is co-administeredsafely with other antiretrovirals for HIV. Hepalo 0.5Mg is indicated in ages above 2 years of age.


    Mechanism of action of Hepalo 0.5mg Tablet

    Hepalo 0.5Mg contains its active substance called Entecavir. Entecavir is guanosine nucleoside analogue.Entecavir acts against HBV polymerase. It competes with deoxyguanosine triphosphate and entecavir triphosphate inhibits all functions of HBV polymerase which is required for replication of virus. Thus, treats HBV infection.


    How Hepalo 0.5mg Tablet works

    Hepalo 0.5Mg is HIV-1 guanosine nucleoside analogue. Hepalo 0.5Mg inhibits the action of HBV polymerase by incorporating themselves into the nucleotide sequence thus inhibits the action of HBV polymerase, thereby preventing the formation of mature virus particles. Thus, controls and treats HBV infection.


    Hepalo 0.5mg Tablet Contraindication

    Absolute contraindications:

    • if you are allergic to Hepalo 0.5Mg.
    • if you have renal diseases
    • if you are pregnant
    • if you are diabetic
    • if you have liver metabolism disorders


    Hepalo 0.5mg Tablet Side Effects

    Absolute contraindications:

    • if you are allergic to Hepalo 0.5Mg.
    • if you have renal diseases
    • if you are pregnant
    • if you are diabetic
    • if you have liver metabolism disorders


    FAQs for Hepalo 0.5mg Tablet

    • Is Hepalo 0.5Mg safe during pregnancy?

    No, taking Hepalo 0.5Mg during pregnancy is not recommended. Consult your physician.

    • Can Hepalo 0.5Mg be taken while breast feeding?

    No, taking Hepalo 0.5Mg is not recommended during breast feeding. Consult your physician.

    • Can Hepalo 0.5Mg be taken while alcohol consumption?

    The interaction is unknown but this medication causes side effects. Thus, consult your physician.

    • Can I take drive or operate heavy machineries while on Hepalo 0.5Mg?

    This medication causes side effects thus caution is used while driving or operating machineries.

    • Can Hepalo 0.5Mg be taken as a treatment for HIV?

    No, Hepalo 0.5Mg is not an antiretroviral but it can be used with other antiretrovirals that treat HIV infection


    Precautions and general warning of Hepalo 0.5mg Tablet

    Alcohol

    Hepalo 0.5Mg generally causes side effects thus it is advised not to be taken with alcohol. For further queries, consult your physician.

    Driving or operating machinery

    It is preferred to drive or operate heavy machinery with caution as Hepalo 0.5Mg causes side effects. For further queries, consult your physician.

    Pregnancy

    The use of Hepalo 0.5Mg is not recommended during pregnancy.

    Breast Feeding

    The use of Hepalo 0.5Mg during breastfeeding is not recommended.

    Kidney Problem

    renal filtration impairment – monitor function. For further queries, consult your physician.

    Liver Disease

    Compensated and decompensated liver disease

    Monitor liver function before and during therapy, especially in patients with other

    Exacerbation of hepatitis after completion of treatment


    Use of Hepalo 0.5mg Tablet in children

    Hepalo 0.5Mg is used in children above 2 years of age or 10 Kgs of weight in naïve cases

                    Upto 30 kgs – 0.5mg/d

                    >30 kgs – 1mg/d

    Hepalo 0.5Mg used in children above 2 years of age or 10 Kgs of weight in pre-exposed cases, the dosage is doubled.

    Hepalo 0.5Mg can be taken with other antiretrovirals as prescribed by the physician without fail. These drugs must be taken with or without food on a regular time basis.


    Use of Hepalo 0.5mg Tablet in Elderly Patients

    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding inform your physician as they are not advisable.

    The recommended dosage of Hepalo 0.5Mg in compensated liver disease is 0.5mg/d in naïve cases

    The recommended dosage of Hepalo 0.5Mg in compensated liver disease is 1mg/d in pre-exposed cases

    The recommended dosage of Hepalo 0.5Mg in decompensated liver disease is 1mg/d

    Hepalo 0.5Mg can be taken with other antiretrovirals as prescribed by the physician without fail. These drugs must be taken with or without food on a regular time basis.


    Other general warnings

    • Skin reactions - It can be mild to severe like Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis.
    • New onset diabetes mellitus or hyperglycemia – Monitor blood glucose and insulin levels.
    • Lactic acidosis


    Talk to your doctor if

    If you have any allergy

    If you have a liver problem

    If you have a kidney problem

    If you are diabetic

    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding


    General instructions

    Hepalo 0.5Mg is taken orally as prescribed dosage at specific time regularly. It can be safely used in cases of HIV cases who are on a regime


    Drug Interaction of Hepalo 0.5mg Tablet

    Drug-Drug Interaction

    Alendronate/amikacin/amiloride/azilsartan

    benazepril

    candesartan/captopril/cidofovir/creatine /cyclosporine

    diflunisal

    enalapril/eprosartan/ethacrynic acid/etidronate

    foscarnet/fosinopril

    gallium nitrate/ganciclovir/gentamicin

    ibandronate/irbesartan

    kanamycin

    letermovir/lisinopril/losartan

    mannitol/mefenamic acid/mesalamine

    neomycin

    Olmesartan/oxaliplatin

    Pamidronate /pentamidine/perindopril/pindolol /polymyxin B/procainamide

    quinapril

    ramipril/risedronate/

    sacubitril/streptomycin/sulindac

    tacrolimus/telavancin/telmisartan/tobramycin/trandolapril/triamterene

    valganciclovir/valsartan

    zoledronic acid/zonisamide


    Over Dose

    Contact your doctor, pharmacist or nurse immediately.

     


    Missed Dose

    If you take once a day dosage, then the missed dosage if you notice within 12 hours. If it is more than 12 hours, then skip the dosage and take the next doses as usual.

    If you take twice a day dosage, then the missed dosage if you notice within 6 hours. If it is more than 6 hours, then skip the dosage and take the next doses as usual.

    Always take with other antiretrovirals Don’t take a double dose for a forgotten dose.


    Storage and Disposal

    Keep the medication out of children’s reach

    Keep the medication away from pets

    Once expired dispose immediately

    Store at 30?C


    Fast Tag

    Hepalo 0.5Mg contains its active substance called entecavir.

    It is a nucleoside guanosine analogue.

    It is used to control and treat HBV infection

    Do not use this medication while lactation period.

    Don’t use this medication with liver disease and kidney diseases.