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Generic Name: entecavir

Brand Names: Baraclude

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  • Severe acute exacerbations of hepatitis reported in patients who have discontinued anti-hepatitis B virus (HBV) therapy, including entecavir. (See Exacerbations of Hepatitis under Cautions.) Closely monitor hepatic function in patients who discontinue anti-HBV therapy; if appropriate, resumption of therapy may be warranted.
  • Lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis (including some fatalities) reported in patients receiving nucleoside analogs alone or in conjunction with antiretroviral agents. (See Lactic Acidosis and Severe Hepatomegaly with Steatosis under Cautions.)
  • Because of possible risk of emergence of HIV resistant to nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), entecavir should not be used for treatment of HBV in HIV-infected patients who are not receiving antiretroviral therapy. (See Individuals Coinfected with HBV and HIV under Cautions.)

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