When treating hepatitis B infection with Tyzeka, the recommended dosage is usually 600 mg once daily. However, if you have kidney disease, you may need a lower dose. This prescription medication comes in the form of tablets and should be taken at the same time each day. Do not stop taking this drug without first talking to your healthcare provider.
An Introduction to Dosing With TyzekaThe dose of Tyzeka® (telbivudine) 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.
Recommended Tyzeka DosageThe usual recommended dose of Tyzeka for treating hepatitis B infection is 600 mg once daily. People with kidney disease may be given Tyzeka 600 mg every two to four days.
It is unknown how long people should continue taking Tyzeka. 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 TyzekaSome considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Tyzeka include the following:
- This medication comes in tablet form. It is normally taken by mouth once a day.
- Tyzeka 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.