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Telbivudine Dosage

The recommended telbivudine dosage is 600 mg once daily. However, people who have kidney disease may need a lower amount. This prescription drug comes as a tablet and can be taken with or without food. Try to take your dose at the same time each day to help keep an even level of the medication in your bloodstream.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Telbivudine

The dose of telbivudine (Tyzeka®) your healthcare provider recommends may vary, depending on how well your kidneys are functioning. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Telbivudine Dosing Guidelines

The usual recommended dose of telbivudine for treating hepatitis B infection is 600 mg once daily. People with kidney disease may be given telbivudine 600 mg every two to four days.
It is unknown how long people should continue taking telbivudine. However, your healthcare provider will monitor your condition to make sure you are responding adequately to the medicine. He or she may recommend you stop taking the medicine if it does not sufficiently lower the amount of hepatitis B virus in your body.

General Information on Taking Telbivudine

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with telbivudine include the following:
  • This medication comes in tablet form. It is normally taken by mouth once a day.
  • Telbivudine can be taken with or without food. Try taking it with food if it bothers your stomach.
  • Try to take this medication at the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking it without first talking to your healthcare provider. Your hepatitis B infection may get worse if you stop taking this drug.

Telbivudine Drug Information

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