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It is used to treat hepatitis
               



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What is this medicine?

TELBIVUDINE (tel BIV ue deen) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat hepatitis. This medicine will not cure hepatitis. It will not stop the spread of hepatitis to others.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • immune system problems
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to telbivudine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You may take this medicine with or without food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • interferon products
  • other medicines that leave the body through the kidneys

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.

Talk to your doctor if you plan to stop this medicine. The symptoms of hepatitis may get worse if you stop this medicine.

Hepatitis is spread to others through sexual or blood contact. Talk to your doctor about how to stop the spread of Hepatitis.

               
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