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Alentos 0.5 mg Tablet
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Alentos 0.5 mg Tablet

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Introduction of Alentos 0.5 mg Tablet

Alentos 0.5 mg Tablet is an antiviral medicine used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in adults. Alentos Tablet can be used in people whose liver is damaged but still functions properly and in people whose liver is damaged and does not function properly.

Alentos 0.5 is also used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B (HBV) virus infection in children and adolescents aged 2 years to less than 18 years. Alentos 0.5 mg can be used in children whose liver is damaged but still functions properly.

Alentos Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 2 years of age or weighing less than 10kg.


Uses of Alentos 0.5 mg Tablet

Chronic Hepatitis B: Alentos 0.5 mg Tablet used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B is a long-term infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) that can cause serious liver problems, including liver scarring (cirrhosis), liver cancer, and liver failure. It is a common viral infection that affects the liver, and it can be transmitted from person to person through contact with blood, semen, vaginal secretions, or other bodily fluids.


Benefits of Alentos 0.5 mg Tablet

Alentos 0.5 helps to reduce the amount of Hepatitis-B Virus in the body, which can help slow the progression of liver damage caused by the virus.
Alentos 0.5 mg can help improve liver function in people with chronic Hepatitis_B Virus infection.
Alentos may decrease the risk of complications including liver scarring (cirrhosis), liver cancer, and liver failure.
Alentos 0.5 mg Tablet may reduce the symptoms such as fatigue, abdominal pain, and loss of appetite and improve the quality of life.


Side Effects of Alentos 0.5 mg Tablet

Alentos 0.5 may cause some side effects. If you experience any of these side effects contact your doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways to manage or reduce the severity of these side effects.


Most Common Side Effects of Alentos 0.5 mg Tablet

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea


Common Side Effects of Alentos 0.5 mg Tablet

  • Lactic acidosis
  • Liver problems


How to Use Alentos 0.5 mg Tablet?

Alentos Tablet may take with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole with a full glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or open the tablet. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses at the same time to make up for a missed dose.


How Alentos 0.5 mg Tablet Works?

Alentos works by inhibiting the action of an enzyme called reverse transcriptase, which is necessary for the HBV virus to replicate and spread. By blocking this enzyme. Alentos 0.5 mg Tablet helps to reduce the amount of virus in the body and slow the progression of liver damage caused by HBV infection.


Safety Advices Alentos 0.5 mg Tablet

kidney
Kidney
Use with Caution

Alentos 0.5 mg should be used with caution in patients with Kidney disease. It is important that patients with kidney disease closely monitor kidney function while taking Alentos 0.5 and report any unusual symptoms or changes in kidney function to their doctor. The dose of Alentos may need to be adjusted in patients with kidney disease.

alcohol
Alcohol
Unsafe

It is generally not recommended to drink alcohol while taking Alentos 0.5 mg Tablet. It may increase the risk of liver damage. it is best to avoid alcohol or limit your alcohol consumption while taking any medication.

driving
Driving
Unsafe

Alentos Tablet may cause dizziness, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating and coordinating, which may affect your ability to drive a vehicle safely. It is important to follow your doctor's instructions and take necessary precautions such as avoiding driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you suffer from the side effects of this Alentos.

breastfeeding
Breastfeeding
Unsafe

It is not recommended to breastfeed while taking Alentos. Alentos Tablet may pass into breast milk and harm the infant. If you are breastfeeding and taking Alentos 0.5, it is important to talk to your doctor about the possible risks and benefits of continuing to breastfeed. Your doctor will be able to help you make the best decision for you and your baby's health.

pregnancy
Pregnancy
Unsafe

Use of Alentos Tablet may be unsafe during pregnancy as animal studies indicate that it may harm the developing foetus. However, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it is important to talk to your doctor about the potential risks and benefits of taking Alentos 0.5 mg during pregnancy. Your doctor will be able to help you make the best decision for you and your baby's health.

liver
Liver
Safe

Alentos 0.5 mg is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Alentos Tablet is recommended. If you experience any side effects please consult your doctor.


References

1. https://pdf.hres.ca/dpd_pm/00040785.PDF 

2.https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/983710/PDF_Attachment_6_-_FOI_21-192.pdf 

3. https://file.wuxuwang.com/hma/NL_H_3834_002_PAR.pdf 

4. https://www.hpra.ie/img/uploaded/swedocuments/2ef4bfb6-de08-4684-a38d-d10d1ca71289.pdf 

5. https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/product-information/entecavir-accord-epar-product-information_en.pdf

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