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What Are The Treatments For Hepatitis B
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Two new drugs: Within the last few month, 2 new drugs have come out that are in pill forms and FDA approved (without interferon injections) that cure hepatitis C in > 95% of patients. Talk to your liver doctor who can help determine if Harvoni or Viekira Pak is right for you, based on your medication insurance coverage. There are other medications out there depending on the strain of virus you have. ...Read more
What are the possible causes of hepatitis B?
What are the symptoms of hepatitis B?
What are some drugs given to a hepatitis B patient?
It's a virus: Hepatitis B is a virus transmitted by coming in contact with the blood/body fluids of someone infected. Symptoms can be mild to severe & appear within 1-4 months: abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue & yellowing of skin (jaundice). Acute hepatitis B often resolves with rest/good nutrition. Chronic: antivirals/interferon/liver transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat healthy: Food choice matters little in the care of the hepatitis b patient, who is probably taking medication to keep the level of virus at bay. Should the disease progress and the liver fail, which in a compliant patient is unlikely today, restricting protein may help some. Otherwise, a healthy diet with relatively little grease and sugar (people overeat these), plus aerobic exercise, is your best idea. ...Read more
Depends: You need to know your hcv genotype. Genotype 2 is the easiest to treat now with pegylated interferon (an injection) plus ribavirin. In less than a year, we will likely have all-oral treatment with 90+ percent cure rates. Genotype 3 is harder to treat with peg-ifn plus rbv. Genotype 1 requires peg-ifn plus rbv plus a protease inhibitor such as telaprevir or boceprevir. All oral is 2 years away. ...Read more
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Is there a proven medication available for hepatatis c virus- genome type-1. What are the various types of treatments available.?
Antibiotics: The choice of antibiotics will depend upon the sensitivity of the organism (salmonella typhi) being seen in that community. Supportive therapy includes hydration, management of GI symptoms and close observation for the major complications, which include intestinal perforation and other not nice phenomena. ...Read more
Varies: Hbv can cause acute hepatitis that can range from asymptomatic to fulminant. Outside the neonatal period, 5-10 percent become chronic and some of these develop cirrhosis and can result in liver cancer but...Good news, there is a vaccine to prevent it and medications that can be used to treat it. ...Read more
Lots in development: Right now standard of care is pegylated interferon plus Ribavirin for all genotypes, and adding a protease inhibitor (either telaprevir or boceprevir) for genotype 1. By the end of this year, we expect both simeprevir (a once a day protease inhibitor) and sofosbuvir (nucleotide analogue) to be approved. Genotype 2 will be all-oral. Other genotypes will still do better with interferon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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