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What are the best treatments for hepatitis?

What are the best treatments for hepatitis?

Depends: Hepatitis a usually resolves on its own hepatitis b is usually best treated with viread or baraclude hepatitis c usually responds to an Incivek or victrelis (boceprevir) combined with Pegasys and ribavarin. ...Read more

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Dr. Anne Larson
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What are the treatments for hepatitis c?

What are the treatments for hepatitis c?

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

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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?

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 more

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What are the food for hep b pt.

What are the food for hep b pt.

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

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Hepatitus c positive. What are the treatments?

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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What are the risks for taking the hepatitis vaccine?

What are the risks for taking the hepatitis vaccine?

Safe: So far the reactions can be soreness and rare fever for both hepatitis a and b vaccines occur. No other proven reactions that are more serious. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for c diff infection?

What are the best treatments for c diff infection?

Cure c dificile: The most common drug rx is flagyl.Back up rx includes vancomucin and a new drug dificid (fidaxomicin). ...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.?

Is there a proven medication available for hepatatis c virus-  genome type-1. What are the various types of treatments available.?

Hep C treatment: Standard treatment for hepatitis c has been with peginterferon and ribavirin. Response rates varied depending on the type of hep c virus (called genotype). There are new medications boceprevir and telaprevir which have improved response to treatment. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of treatment for hep c with interferon?

What are the side effects of treatment for hep c with interferon?

The major effect of: Interferon is the feeling of achiness and fever sort of like having a viral infection. Using the so-called pegylated interferon, the side effects are less. ...Read more

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What are the different treatments for typhoid?

What are the different treatments for typhoid?

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

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What are the treatments for anemia?

What are the treatments for anemia?

Only a few: We don't actually have that many medical treatments for anemia. 1-procrit and other esas 2-iron 3-vitamin b12 4-folate 5-steroids (for autoimmune hemolytic anemia) 6-transfusion that's pretty much it as far as i know. Hope that helped. ...Read more

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What are the effects of hepatitis b usually?

What are the effects of hepatitis b usually?

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

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What are the best treatments for epstein-barr disease?

What are the best treatments for epstein-barr disease?

Time: In most cases, patients with acute ebv (mononucleosis) are treated symptomatically and with reduced activity. Antivirals generally have no role but corticosteroids are used in some cases related to complications including low platelets and hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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What are the latest treatments for hep c?

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 more

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What are treatments for cirrhosis of the liver?

What are treatments for  cirrhosis of the liver?

Transplant : Only real treatment is transplantation. That being said things can be done and medications prescribed that help minimize or manage systemic effects. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for meningitis?

What are the treatments for meningitis?

IV: IV antibiotics and acyclovir depending on your age. Sometimes JV steroids are used prior to antibiotics is certain types of meningitis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
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