What is the optimal dose for adefovir for the treatment of hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B)?

Updated: Jun 08, 2021
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The optimal dose seems to be 10 mg/day [86, 87] ; higher doses are nephrotoxic. The estimated rate of resistance to adefovir and the development of mutations (rtN236T and rtA181V) are approximately 4-6% after 3 years and approximately 30% after 5 years of treatment. [88, 89, 90, 91]


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