Who should take adefovir dipivoxil?

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Adefovir is a prescription medication that's used to treat hepatitis B infection in individuals 12 years of age and older. Adefovir is a type of medication called an antiviral. It works by interfering with the DNA of the hepatitis B virus, which can prevent the virus from replicating and reduce the amount of the virus in your body. Adefovir comes as a tablet that's taken usually once a day by mouth with or without food. Always take adefovir dipivoxil according to your doctor's directions. Adefovir is the generic name for the active drug contained in the brand-name medication Hepsera. Adefovir is not a cure for hepatitis B infection, but it may help reduce the amount of virus in the body and control symptoms.