- Generic Name – ADEFOVIR DIPIVOXIL
- Strenght – 10 mg
- Starting Pack – 30 tablet
Adesera is a drug for treatment of chronic Hepatitis B infection. It belongs to the class of medicine called as the nucleotide analogs. The drug functions by lowering the number of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the body.
Adesera contains Adefovir Dipivoxil. It is a reverse transcriptase inhibitor (ntRTI). It is not prescribed for patients who are under 12 years of age. The drug slows down the growth of HBV by blocking the reverse transcriptase enzyme required for viral reproduction.
Do not take Adesera if you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant. Adesera belongs to Category C as it has shown adverse effects on fetus in animals. There is no clear study to indicate its effects on human fetus. Thus, one should avoid taking the drug when pregnant.
Adesera should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor. It should never be taken more than prescribed and should be stopped after the prescription period is over. In case you miss a dose, take it immediately after you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose missed. In case of overdose, call your doctor immediately.
Adesera can cause side effects such as a bad allergic reaction. Symptoms of allergic reaction to Adesera include:
- Chest tightness
- Bad cough
- Bluish or grayish skin color
- Swollen face, lips, tongue or throat
- Bad skin rash
Adesera may interact with other drugs leading to potential harm. Thus, inform the doctor about any other medicines, drugs, herbal supplements, vitamin supplements, etc. you may be taking before taking Adesera.