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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?

Adefovir shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.


Is the use of Adefovir safe during breastfeeding?

Information about safety of Adefovir for women who are breastfeeding is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.


What is the effect of Adefovir on the Kidneys?

There may be some severe side effects of Adefovir on your kidney. Do not take it unless a doctor says so.


What is the effect of Adefovir on the Liver?

Use of Adefovir may be dangerous for the liver. Do not use it without doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Adefovir on the Heart?

Side effects of Adefovir rarely affect the 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?

Adefovir does not cause addiction.


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

Adefovir does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.


Is it safe?

Adefovir is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Adefovir cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.


Adefovir Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Adefovir

It is safe to take Adefovir with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Adefovir

Taking alcohol with Adefovir can be dangerous.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. 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