What is Entecavir?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Baraclude


Entecavir is in a class of medications called nucleoside analogs. It is used to treat chronic hepatitis B infection in people who have liver damage. It works by decreasing the amount of hepatitis B virus in the body.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Entecavir

Side effect Patients Percentage
Dyshidrotic eczema 1
Fatigue 1
Headaches 1

Why patients stopped taking Entecavir

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Entecavir


Stopped taking Entecavir

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 4
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Entecavir after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Viread) 1

Patients stopped taking Entecavir and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Viread) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Entecavir.