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A 17-year-old male asked:

Can you suggest some good homeopathic medicines against hepatitis b chronic?

4 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
None proven to work: There are no homeopathic medicines that have been proven to have a beneficial effect against hepatitis b.
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
I wouldn't: You are young and i would recommend seeing a liver specialist to determine if you have a chronic hepatitis b state that is "active" or "inactive" to determine your future course and if you need to be treated with antivirals medications which have become extremely effective in suppressing hepatitis b or if you just need to have lab tests occasionally! i would not recommend homeopathic medication.
Dr. Anne Larson
Hepatology 35 years experience
Recommend Against: Many homeopathic medications can be harmful to the liver. They are just more chemicals that the liver has to process (yes, homeopathic medications are chemicals). If cirrhosis is present, this can be even worse. Milk thistle is likely to be safe, but there is no clear data that this is beneficial. Many of my patients feel better taking it, however.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Adverse effects...: ...Of silymarin include: nausea, diarrhea, dyspepsia, headache, joint aches, skin lesions, impotence, anaphylaxis. Also, milk thistle interacts with traditional prescriptions such as quinine, lidocaine, some calcium channel blockers, cyclosporine. Ref: levy, et al. Use of herbal supplements for chronic liver disease." clin gastroenterol hepatol 2004;2:947-56. Hope this makes the point to avoid!

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