Adefovir

Common Brands Actos
Drug Class
Thiazolidinedione
Controlled Substance Classification
Not a controlled medication
Generic Status
Lower-cost generic available
Availability
Prescription only
Allison Barnes, PharmD
Allison Barnes, PharmD
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Medically reviewed by Allison Barnes, PharmD last update on 20/12/2023

Overview

Adefovir is a nucleotide analog used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. It belongs to the class of antiviral medications and works by inhibiting the replication of the hepatitis B virus in the body. It was first approved by the FDA in 2002 and has since become a vital component in the management of chronic hepatitis B infections.

DRUG STATUS

Availability

Prescription only

Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy