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Epivir Hbv Medication
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 hepatitis b due to the risk of viral mutation leading to resistance to the medication within the first year or two of treatment. A much better choice would be tenofavir aka viread, (tenofovir) which has a much longer life-span comparatively. ...Read more
Possible yes: Natural history of hepatitis b leads to strong immunity against disease without treatment, Lamivudine is used for hepatitis b that is chronic( your body is unable to buld a strong immune responde against it and when the disease endangeres your liver function. Basically the drug slows down viral replication. So there is a chance it may lead to a complete halt of viral replication ...Read more
See doctor: Treatment for hbv requires close care and monitoring with a specialist, either infectious disease or hepatology. The medications used purely for hbv would be adefovir or entecavir, and if there is concomitant HIV infection, lamivudine/emtricitabine/tenofovir. The ultimate choice will depend on you unique circumstances, and decided upon by your specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a best weight control medication available with and without prescription for people with hepatitis b?
Many medications: Experts for treatment of hepatitis generally agreed that no treatment for acute hepatitis B infection. For chronic infection the use of medications depends on complicated multi factors such as what kind of antigen and antibody, viral load, state of liver disease as reflected by liver enzymes ALT, AST , the result of liver biopsy. The presence of HIV, liver cirrhosis, age of patients etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 done next. ...Read more
A HBV viral load of 2255. What is the advice in terms of medication, diet and other for full cleansing of the body system?
Carrier state?: That is a low viral load (if it is measured in copies/ml). You may be in a carrier state - your doctor will have to decide that. You will then need to be followed closely and may not need any meds right now.. In the meantime, eat healthy, avoid excessive alcohol/acetaminophen intake. ...Read more
I was diagnose with chronic hepatitis b way back 2005, i don't take any medication since then... What is the possibility that i can be cured?
Maybe: Chronic hepatitis b may need to be treated, it depends on a variety of factors...Too complex to fully discuss on this board! you need to see a specialist in liver disease, get your labs done, including what is called a viral load, and liver tests as well as tests for various hepatitis b markers, and then have the specialist review your individual case and what they recommend, and why... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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). Entecavir and adefovir are also used. They are all generally well tolerated except the interferon classes. They cause fever, chills, nausea, vomiting...Like you have the flu. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with Liver problems and Hepatitis B viral infection last month after series of constipation. What medications can I be using?
Normal sgpt, sgot, bilirubin count .I hve hepatitis b.But still my symptoms like nausea, abdomen discomfort perceivs .Why?Shud i need medications.
HepB NOT likely caus: You may have ibs, a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by some pain/cramping, altered bowel habits in the absence of specific/unique organic pathology/disease. Other symptoms common to ibs include bloating, gasiness, frequent/urge to have bm, early satiety, dyspepsia symptoms etc... Often = nuisances, but can be debilitating at times.. If u r concerned, consult doc.. Good luck. ...Read more
HBV test results: Hepatitis B Surface Antigen: Nonreactive; Hepatitis B Core Antibodies: Reactive; HBV PCR: Negative. Need any medication or vaccine?
Excellent question: and your story stumps many a doctor, often! :) a lot of the recommendations depend on - are you someone with risk factors for HBV? is this the first time that it has been checked? are your liver enzymes normal? are you about to undergo any procedures/ treatments that could put you at risk for HBV? If you have no sig risk factors, yes, I'd vaccinate you if there's potential for exposure. ...Read more
Viread and Baraclude (entecavir): These are currently the 2 best oral drugs on the market to suppress viral load with low resistance. ...Read more