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What is the treatment for patients with hepatitis b?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Antivirals: Traditionally Interferon alpha and Lamivudine with newer antivirals available. The decision to treat and treatment follow-up are to be individualized.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What is treatments for patients with hepatitis b?

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Dr. Camilla Graham
Infectious Disease 27 years experience
Several: Once a doctor has decided that someone does need treatment for their chronic hepatitis b infection (not everyone needs treatment immediately), they may recommend drugs that block viral replication, like tenofovir or entecavir. Less commonly, they might recommend an immune drug called interferon alfa that helps the body fight the hepatitis b. It is important to be monitored regularly.
A 32-year-old female asked:

What is the immediate treatment for hepatitis b?

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Dr. Michael Brooks
Gastroenterology 30 years experience
Depends: Most patients infected with hepatitisb will resolve the infection on their own without medical intervention. However, some patients do not. It is very important to be followed by a doctor to see if you "clear" the hepatitis b infection on your own or develop chronic hepatitis b in which case antiviral medication will likely be needed. Avoid alcohol and sex while your body is fighting the infection.
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A 25-year-old male asked:

Is there treatment for hepatitis b?

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Dr. Anne Larson
Hepatology 34 years experience
Yes!: There are several good medications which can treat hepatitis b virus infection. The two most commonly used are Entecavir and tenofovir. In addition, hepatitis b virus infection can be treated with interferon. Hepatitis b can exist in many forms, some of which do not require treatment. You should discuss this with your doctor to see which form you have.

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