What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Telbivudine Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Do not run out of this medicine.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you are being treated for both hepatitis B and AIDS, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• To protect against sexually-transmitted diseases, use a latex condom.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Belly pain.

• Headache.

• Feeling tired or weak.

• Cough.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea.

• Back pain.

• Muscle pain.

• Joint pain.

• Sore throat.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Difficulty breathing.

• Severe dizziness or passing out.

• Fast heartbeat.

• Severe belly pain.

• Severe nausea or vomiting.

• Severe diarrhea.

• Not able to eat.

• Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes.

• Feeling extremely tired or weak.

• Severe muscle pain or weakness.

• Feeling cold.

• Numbness or tingling of hands or feet.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.



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