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hepatitis b medication

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Better to abstain: The problem is not with the medications, but with the hepatitis itself. People with chronic hepatitis b or c can progress more rapidly if they drink. ... Read More

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Several methods: Interferon (pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) is recommended) can be used to treat hep b. Lamivudine, an HIV med can be used (as well as several others ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
59 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: You need to be examined and have a complete history taken. Then after a complete blood evaluation the doctor can explain to you what needs to be do ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See a GI doctor: Particularly one who deals in liver infections. This is a complex subject and too detailed for 400 word discussion, with many varient assessments and ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Yen
20 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Not true: Chronic hepatitis b is usually asymptomatic until the liver has suffered so much damage that it has developed cirrhosis or cancer. A doctor who speci ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
What's positive?: I'd need to know whether it's the surface antibody or antigen that's positive. A positive antigen means you have either acute or chronic hepatitis. A ... Read More
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Dr. Elizabeth Yen
20 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Can be treated: Chronic hepatitis b can be treated with fda approved medications, but cure rates vary. Seek out the consultation of a liver specialist (hepatologist) ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Goldberg
Specializes in Gastroenterology
No: Lmivudine is one of the earlier medications released for treating both HIV and hepatitis b but it is no longer considered adequate therapy for hepatit ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Yes: There are various reasons when and why hepatitis B therapy should be started. There are 5 different medications (pills) approved for use in the US an ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
17 years experience General Surgery
No: I am not a fan of weight control medications. Many of them are dangerous. Patient's with liver disease should be especially cautious. Nothing beats ... Read More

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