Hepsera
(Adefovir Dipivoxil)

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Hepsera 10mg
Hepsera 10mg

Manufactured by Alcura

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

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Adefovir Dipivoxil 10mg
Adefovir Dipivoxil 10mg

Marketed as Apo-Adefovir Dipivoxil 10mg in Canada

Generic Equivalent of Hepsera 10mg

Manufactured by Apotex Corporation

Product of Canada

Dispensed by an approved Canadian pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

What Hepsera is and what it is used for

What Hepsera is Hepsera belongs to a group of medicines called antiviral medicines. What it is used for Hepsera is used to treat chronic hepatitis B, an infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV), in adults. Infection with the hepatitis B virus leads to damage to the liver. Hepsera reduces the amount of the virus in your body, and has been shown to reduce liver damage.

How to take Hepsera

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. This is to make sure that your medicine is fully effective and to reduce the development of resistance to the treatment. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
• The recommended dose is one 10 mg tablet each day, taken with or without food.
• A different dose may be given to patients with kidney problems. If you take more Hepsera than you should If you accidentally take too many Hepsera tablets, contact your doctor or nearest hospital immediately. If you forget to take Hepsera or you vomit It is important not to miss a dose.
• If you do miss a dose of Hepsera, take it as soon as you can, and then take your next scheduled dose at its regular time.
• If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Wait and take the next dose at the regular time. Do not take a double dose (two doses close together).
• If you are sick (vomit) less than 1 hour after taking Hepsera take another tablet. You do not need to take another tablet if you are sick more than 1 hour after taking Hepsera. If you stop taking Hepsera
• Tell your doctor immediately about any new, unusual or worsening symptoms that you notice after stopping treatment. See section 2 for more details.
• Don’t stop taking Hepsera without your doctor’s advice. If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. 4

Very rare side effects (These can affect less than 1 in 10,000 people taking Hepsera)
• Lactic acidosis is a serious but very rare side effect of taking Hepsera. It can cause too much lactic acid in the blood and enlargement of the liver. Lactic acidosis occurs more often in women, particularly if they are very overweight. People with liver disease may also be at risk.Some of the signs of lactic acidosis are:
• Feeling sick (nausea) and sickness (vomiting)
• Stomach pain Contact your doctor at once if you get any of these symptoms. They are the same as some of the common side effects of Hepsera. If you do get any of them, it is unlikely to be serious, but you need to check. Your doctor will monitor you regularly while you take Hepsera.

Common side effects (These can affect 1 to 10 in every 100 people taking Hepsera)
• Headache
• Feeling sick (nausea)
• Diarrhoea
• Digestive problems including wind or discomfort after eating meals
• Stomach pain
• Kidney problems, as shown by blood tests Tell a doctor or pharmacist if you are worried about any of these.

Very common side effects (These can affect more than 10 in every 100 people taking Hepsera)
• Weakness Tell a doctor or pharmacist if you are worried about this. Side effects before or after having a liver transplant Some patients have experienced:
• Rash and itching – common
• Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting) – common
• Kidney failure – common
• Kidney problems – very common Tell a doctor or pharmacist if you are worried about any of these.
• Also tests may show decreases in phosphate (common) or increases in creatinine (very common) in the blood. Other possible side effects Some patients may also experience:
• Kidney failure
• Damage to kidney tubule cells
• Kidney problems may lead to softening of the bones (which causes bone pain and sometimes leads to fractures) and muscle pain or weakness.
• Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)

Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the national reporting system: United Kingdom Yellow Card Scheme Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store Ireland HPRA Pharmacovigilance Earlsfort Terrace IRL
•Dublin 2 Tel: +353 1 6764971.Fax: +353 1 6762517 Website: www.hpra.ie e-mail: [email protected] Malta ADR Reporting Website: www.medicinesauthority.gov.mt/adrportal By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to Store Hepsera

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the bottle and carton after {EXP}. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Do not store above 30ºC (86ºF). Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture. Keep the bottle tightly closed. Return any left over tablets to your pharmacist. Only keep them if your doctor tells you to. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

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