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Pregancy and Entecavir
Nov 3, 2006


I've been on medications since 2000. I was first given the Lamivudir for around 2 years, followed by Adefovir for another 2 years. After that, I was given the combination of Lamivudir and Adefovir for 4 months. Recently, I've been put on Entecavir for nearly 3 months. My question is: Can I have still children and if my partner accidentally gets pregrant (I am still worrying about it), will there by any complication to mother & child?

Thanks & regards, Tim

Response from Dr. McGovern

If you developed lamivudine resistant virus, you should be treated with a full milligram of entecavir (1.0 mg).

Your wife should be vaccinated against hepatitis B and should have her antibody levels checked to be certain she is protected.

There is no risk to her pregnancy if she is immunized.

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