Entecavir Tablets

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Entecavir INN abbreviated ETV, is an oral antiviral drug used in the treatment of hepatitis B infection. It is marketed under the trade names Baraclude (BMS) and Entaliv (DRL).Entecavir is a nucleoside analog (more specifically, a guanosine analogue) that inhibitsreverse transcription, DNA replication and transcription in the viral replication process. The drug's manufacturer claims that entecavir is more efficacious than previous agents used to treat hepatitis B (lamivudine and adefovir).

Entecavir was approved by the U.S.FDA in March 2005.Entecavir is used to treat chronic hepatitis B. It also helps prevent the hepatitis B virus from multiplying and infecting new liver cells. Entecavir is also indicated for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in adults with HIV/AIDS infection. However, entecavir is not active against HIV.