Drug Index

Telbivudine

 
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Mechanism :

Telbivudine is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor. It works by blocking the growth of the hepatitis B virus (HBV).


Indication :

• Chronic hepatitis B infection.


Contraindications :

Allergic to any ingredient in telbivudine.

Enlarged liver or high levels of lactic acid in the blood.

Peginterferon alfa-2a.


Dosing :

16 years or older: 600 mg orally once a day.


Adverse Effect :

Chills, cough, diarrhea, fever, discomfort, headache, joint pain, loss of appetite, muscle aches and pains, nausea, sweating, insomnia, weakness.


Interaction :

Peginterferon alfa-2a: Using telbivudine together with peginterferon alfa-2a is generally not recommended. Combining these medications may increase the risk and/or severity of nerve damage.


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