Hepatitis B is the most serious virus that transmitted through blood and harms the liver.
As per the estimations made by the World Health Organisation (WHO), there is a total of 2 billion and more people who are infected with the HBV or hepatitis B virus.
Among these huge number of more than 240 million individual suffer from chronic liver infections.
This mainly leads to people suffering from serious health issues as in liver cancer liver cirrhosis and ultimately causing death.
This is a very deadly virus, in advance stage, it can damage the liver.
Every year approx 1 million people die from chronic hepatitis b virus.
According to the present statistics 1.1 million people in the U.S are surviving with HIV 2 and near about 8,50,000 to 2.2 million people are suffering from chronic hepatitis B virus infection.
Given below are some of the generic Hepatitis B virus (HBV) medicines that are available in India and all are licensed and approved by FDA and WHO. Basically, these medications are the generic version of the branded medicines.
These medicines enhancing access to affordable treatment in developing countries.
However, hepatitis B cannot be curable; it is manageable with the help medication.
These medicatin can reduce the chances of liver cancer and improve patient long-term survival rate.
WHO recommends the use of tenofovir or entecavir treatment, because these are the most important drugs to suppress hepatitis B virus.
1. HepBest (Tenofovir Alafenamide TAF 25 mg) Tablet
This is manufactured by Mylan.
They have been presented with a technology by Gilead which helps them to produce the more low-cost version of Vemlidy TAF with the name of HepBest 25mg tablet.
This is the generic version of the Vemlidy international brand.
The primary uses of HepBest tablets are the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus and HIV infection.
How HepBest work:
This medicine being an antiviral one prevents virus multiplication in the human body cells. This also bans the production of new viruses and cleans the infection.
Another generic alternative of HepBest is Tafnat 25mg manufactured by Natco Pharma India and Tafero by Hetero Healthcare.
2. Entavir (Entecavir) Cipla
Entavir (Entecavir) 0.5mg and 1.0mg tablets is an antiviral medicine with the usual dosage of once in a day and is a treatment for hepatitis B.
Entavir is the Indian generic version of Bristol-Myers Squibb Baraclude.
How Entecavir works:
It basically works by harming the virus and not allowing it to multiply in the human cells and thus banning the production of new viruses.
This helps in clearing the infection from the body.
The common side-effects of Entavir (Entecavir) 0.5 are nausea, tiredness, headache and fatigue.
Other generic alternatives of Cipla Entavir (Entecavir)
• X Vir 0.5mg tablet manufactured by Natco pharma
• Entaliv 0.5mg manufactured by Dr Reddy’s
3. Tenvir Tablet by Cipla
This comes in the form of tablets and is prescribed for curing chronic hepatitis B and HIV 1 infection.
This medicine is the generic version of Viread Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and comes in the dosage of 300 mg
Other generic alternatives of Tenvir
• Ricovir 300mg tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals
• Tenohep 300mg by Zydus Cadila
4. Lamivir (Lamivudine 100mg) by Cipla
It is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and HIV infection.
It prevents the multiplication of viruses in the cells and thereby stopping the production of new viruses.
5. Adesera (Adefovir 10mg) Cipla
This is a 10mg dosage of medicine which is used as a treatment for chronic hepatitis B and HIV infection.
By reducing the growth rate of the viruses it prevents the multiplication of the same in the human cells. This ultimately stops the generation of new viruses.
This is an antiviral tablet which comes in the dosage 600mg and used as the treatment for HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B infection.
It slows down the growth rate of the hepatitis b virus (HBV) and thus prevents the multiplying rate of the virus in the human body cells.