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Adefovir Information

Adefovir Benefits & Uses

Adefovir is used to treat the following -

Adefovir Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Adefovir


Adefovir Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Adefovir is used -

  1. Diarrhoea
  2. Flatulence Mild
  3. Headache Mild
  4. Indigestion Mild
  5. Rash
  6. Sore throat
  7. Nausea or vomiting
  8. Weakness
  9. Fatigue Unknown
  10. Dark colored (brown) urine
  11. Weight gain
  12. Tachycardia
  13. Increased blood pressure
  14. Low energy
  15. Abdominal Pain Mild

Adefovir Related Warnings

Is the use of Adefovir safe for pregnant women?

Those pregnant women want to take Adefovir, before that take doctor advice regarding how to use. If you don't do same then it will cause harmful effects on your health.


Is the use of Adefovir safe during breastfeeding?

In the absence of any scientific study of side effects of Adefovir for breastfeeding women, information on safety of Adefovir is unavailable.


What is the effect of Adefovir on the Kidneys?

Adefovir may have severe effects on your kidney, so do not take it without first consulting your doctor.


What is the effect of Adefovir on the Liver?

Adefovir can cause side effects that could harm the liver. So medical advice before taking it is necessary.


What is the effect of Adefovir on the Heart?

Adefovir is rarely harmful for heart.


Severe Interaction of Adefovir with Other Drugs

Adefovir should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Adefovir Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Adefovir unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Kidney Disease
  2. Allergy
  4. Liver Disease
  5. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Frequently asked Questions about Adefovir

Is this Adefovir habit forming or addictive?

No, Adefovir is not habit forming.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Adefovir will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.


Is it safe?

Yes, but you should take Adefovir only as per your doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Adefovir in mental disorders is not effective.

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Adefovir Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Adefovir

You can take Adefovir with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Adefovir

Consumption of alcohol and Adefovir together may have severe effects on your health.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Hepsara® (adefovir dipivoxil)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 803