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Adefovir dipivoxil, a nucleotide analogue, is indicated for the treatment of hepatitis B infection in individuals 12 years of age and over. Adefovir dipivoxil is a viral suppressant. However, the drug cannot cure and prevent the transmission of hepatitis B.


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Adefovir dipivoxil Indications / Adefovir dipivoxil Uses

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Adefovir dipivoxil Adverse Reactions / Adefovir dipivoxil Side Effects

Adefovir dipivoxil can cause hypersensitivity, diarrhoea, fatigue, fever, nausea, vomiting, increased cough, metabolic acidosis, shallow breathing, myalgia, drowsiness and dizziness.


Do not stop taking Adefovir dipivoxil unless advised by a physician. It can cause worsening of symptoms and fatal results. Adefovir dipivoxil is contraindicated in renal disorder patients, HIV/AIDS patients, liver transplanted patients and obese individuals.

Special Precautions

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Other Drug Interactions

Adefovir dipivoxil may interact with aminoglycosides, tenofovir, tacrolimus, NSAIDs, vancomycin, cyclosporine and amphotericin-B.

Other Interactions

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For treatment of chronic Hepatitis B:
Start with an oral initial dose of 10 mg, once daily. The treatment can be continued or discontinued based on therapeutic response.


Can be taken before or after food intake

List of Contraindications

Adefovir dipivoxil and Pregnancy

USFDA pregnancy category C. May be or may not be harmful to an unborn baby. Consult your doctor if you are in gestation or planning to have a baby during Adefovir dipivoxil treatment.

Adefovir dipivoxil and Lactation

It is not known whether Adefovir dipivoxil can pass through the breast milk or not. Nursing mothers should avoid breastfeeding while taking Adefovir dipivoxil.

Adefovir dipivoxil and Children

Adefovir dipivoxil is not recommended for children less than 12 years of age.

Adefovir dipivoxil and Geriatic

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Adefovir dipivoxil and Other Contraindications

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Lab interference

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Adefovir dipivoxil brands in India:

Adesera Adfovir Adheb

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