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What is the course of duration of peginterferon(interferon alfa2b) in the treatment of hepatitis b? Plz explain in detail.
Hepatitis B: Interferon Alfa 2b can be used for treatment of CHRONIC hepatitis B. It is not for acute Hepatitis B which often resolves spontaneously. The dose for chronic hep B is 10 mill units subcutaneous or IM shot 3times/week for 16 weeks, or 5 mill units daily for 16 wk. get with your doctor to see if you have the chronic form of hepatitis. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Antivirals: The most commonly used antiviral medications against hepatitis b are Entecavir and tenofovir. Both are well tolerated and do a great job stopping the hbv from making copies of itself. No medications cure hepatitis b so many people have to take them indefinitely. Gilead is working on an immune enhancer drug that might help control hbv as well as a tenofovir-like drug with fewer kidney problems. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello i was just diagnosed with hepatitis b ,is there a treatment for me or can it naturally go away after awhile?
Recheck in 6 months: For acute HBV infection, 80% of patients will become immune, the viral infection will resolve. In 20% of patients, the virus will persist, leading to a chronic carrier state. The timeline distinguishing acute from chronic is 6 months, in other words, if the HBV surface antigen persists after 6 months from onset of infection, the patient is labelled a chronic carrier. There is treatment for this. ...Read more
Inosine: Inosine is a nucleoside which has been studied for use in hepatitis B. Although a few trials were promising, it currently plays no role in hep B treatment. Current medications available for control of hepatitis B are effective and well-tolerated. I would not recommend adding this to any current therapy which you may require. Good luck. ...Read more
Hello pls what is hepatitis B, and what is d cause and the treatment? And is it a chronic disease?
It is a virus: That is often spread through sexually contact or blood transfusions(less common in this day and age). It mostly effects the liver. For some people it only cause short term issues when they are exposed(acute hepatitis B) but 15-30% of people with acute hepatitis B will develop a long term chronic hepatitis B. There is much more to know but it's too complicated for this small space. ...Read more
9 years ago I received hepatitis b treatment but it didn't cure it. I have had dmt2 for 4 yrs take onglyza (saxagliptin) 2.5mg & 500mg. A1c is 6.5. Is it ok?
Yes: Hgb A1c is considered a good diabetic control. ...Read more
Not: Ayurvedic treatment not good for anything. It useless. It based on primitive superstitions & fallacies without a lick of scientific evidence. The only people who benefit from ayurvedic medicine the worried well for whom it placebo, and the practitioners who only too happy to relieve their clients of hard-earned cash. ...Read more
There R few options: Current treatment for chronic hepatitisb is decent/good and is improving as we speak, but no difinitive treatment exists at this time. Since you are young and presumably healthy without evidence of liver damage, your chance of a good out come is good, but not 100%. There are few options for treatment. Consult your doc for eval/discuss to see which is best for your situation. Good luck. ...Read more
Was studied in 1980s: and again being looked into - but certainly no conclusive evidence that it works. current HBV Rx is so easily tolerated and works well - I'd recommend sticking to mainstream in this case. ...Read more
If you have chronic hepatitis b with treatment does it help you get healthy again and not show up in test results or do you have a short time to live?
I'm having hepatitisb from last few years. It's in dormant stage, i'm termed as carrier of hepatitis b. Suggest treatment to get rid of this. Yogi.Ind?
Wait for progress: We have no way of eliminating the hepatiits b carrier state once it is established. I'm glad it's gone dormant, but continue to be followed. Anyone telling you otherwise is mistaken. We may hope for scientific progress to make it possible for you to clear the virus, for you own sake and that of those who care for you. ...Read more
Yes! (in some cases): One of the reasons homeopathy impresses me so much is it has the potential to cure serious illnesses like chronic hep b. I have not personally treated this but many homeopaths have- here's a report of 2 successful cures: www.Homeopathyworldcommunity.Com/profiles/blogs/homoeopathy-can-cure-hepatitis homeopathy is highly individualized, so there is no one standardized treatment- please see comment:. ...Read more
I have chronic hepatitis b and am only 21 years old. With proper treatment, could I live to see 60?
Hepatitis B: Absolutely, with modern antivirals and proper supervised treatment by a hepatologist you may. ...Read more
Can a person with chronic hepatitis b live a normal lifespan with regular checkups and proper treatment?
Yes: Proper treatment, regular checkups and proper precautions is the key. ...Read more
Is there a need for treatment when your HBV viral load is normal, negative hbseg but positive for hepatitis b?
Probably not: Assuming your liver function tests are normal (alt < 19), then you are probably a hep b carrier and need to monitored every 6 months for re-activation. ...Read more
Probably ibuprofen: It depends on the reaction. The most common reactions to vaccination are fever, fussiness, and muscle soreness. These are all normal and not a cause for alarm. Treat with Ibuprofen if needed for a couple of days and they will go away. If it's a more serious reaction, call your doctor. ...Read more
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