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When and How to Take Agenerase

General considerations for when and how to take Agenerase include the following:
  • The medication comes in the form of a capsule and an oral solution (liquid). It is usually taken by mouth two or three times daily.
  • You can take Agenerase with or without food. However, you should not take it with a high-fat meal, as this will decrease the absorption of Agenerase from the digestive tract.
  • Try to take Agenerase at the same times every day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It is very important that you closely follow your healthcare provider's instructions on taking Agenerase. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing a resistance to the medication, thereby making it less effective.

Dosing Information for Agenerase

The dose of Agenerase that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • Your weight (for children)
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Agenerase Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Agenerase

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Agenerase. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Agenerase include but are not limited to:
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea or loose stools
  • Vomiting
  • A rash.
(Click Agenerase Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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