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I have hepatitis b what is the best drug do I suppose to take?

I have hepatitis b what is the best drug do I suppose to take?

There are: Specific drugs and you should be followed by your PCP who may want you to see an expert in hepatitis
The treatment depends upon the stage of hepatitis B you have...more testing may be necessary!

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How long does it take chronic hepatitis C to kill someone im waiting on the new drugs next year to cure me stage 1 chronic hep c back in 2012?

How long does it take chronic hepatitis C to kill someone im waiting on the new drugs next year to cure me stage 1 chronic hep c back in 2012?

Years usually...: Based on treatment guidelines of the AASLD/IDSA: " it may be advisable to delay treatment for some patients with documented early fibrosis stage (F 0-2), because waiting for future highly effective, pangenotypic, DAA combinations in IFN-free regimens may be prudent." Reference: http://www. Hcvguidelines. Org/full-report/initial-treatment-hcv-infection-patients-starting-treatment ...Read more

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Tb: I have the option to take isoniazid 300mg/day for 9 month side effects: drug induced hepatitis & peripheral neuropathy need another doctor opinion

Tb: I have the option to take isoniazid 300mg/day for 9 month side effects: drug induced hepatitis & peripheral neuropathy need another doctor opinion

TB treatment: Most medications will have a long list of possible side effects but that does not mean those things will happen. You need to consider taking the medicine to treat the TB so you will not get sick or spread the infection to your family. Just be sure to take some vitamin b6 to prevent any neuropathy. Never did see any patient have trouble with the isoniazid. Just follow up with your doctor as directe. ...Read more

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What initial tests do I need to take if I have hepatitis b?

What initial tests do I need to take if I have hepatitis b?

Hep B: If you have chronic hep b, then your doctor will follow liver function tests, hep b viral dna load, hep b eag/ab. You may also need surveillance for liver cancer with regular liver sonogram and AFP (a tumor marker blood test). ...Read more

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I checked my hepatitis b titer, it is 800 so do I need to take still hepatitis vaccine?

I checked my hepatitis b titer, it is 800 so do I need to take still hepatitis vaccine?

More info needed: If you have not had any HBV vaccine and your anti-hbs antibody is positive, you've had the infection (and the anti-hbc antibody is positive too). No vaccine needed. If you are in the midst of a 3 dose HBV vaccine series and your anti-hbs is now positive, finish the series. It will provide better protection. ...Read more

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What drugs are available to treat hepatitis?

B and C: There are drugs that can treat hepatitis b (tenofovir, lamivudine, telbivudine, adefovir), and there are drugs that can treat and cure hepatitis c (ribavirin, interferon, telaprevir, boceprevir). More drugs for hepatitis c will be approved very soon. ...Read more

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How much time it takes a hepatitis test to come positive?

How much time it takes a hepatitis test to come positive?

It depends: There are many types of hepatitis virus (a, b, c, d, e). Different tests are available, and they become positive at different times. In general they may take over a week to become positive. ...Read more

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Hepatitis a, how long it take time to treat?

Hepatitis a, how long it take time to treat?

No therapy: There is no specific therapy for infection due to the hepatitis a virus. ...Read more

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What are the medicine to take in hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: Assuming the clinical presentation is such that medications are warranted, the current first line pharmaceuticals used are pegylated interferon alfa, entecavir, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. This is a complex disease and the patient should be under the care of a specialist. ...Read more

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How long could hepatitis b takes to activate?

Not sure what...: You are referring to but the average incubation period to develop symptoms after exposure is 100 days. ...Read more

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What are the most effective drugs for hepatitis b?

Viread and Baraclude (entecavir): These are currently the 2 best oral drugs on the market to suppress viral load with low resistance. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get hepatitis b test results?

How long does it take to get hepatitis b test results?

Depends: It depends on the type of test. Antibody tests can be completed the same day. Nucleic acid tests may take longer, depending on the frequency with which the lab does the test. Call you doctor if it has been a couple of days since the blood was taken for testing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drug and alcohol induced hepatitis?

Can you tell me about drug and alcohol induced hepatitis?

Big Topic: For 400 characters or less. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/alcoholic-hepatitis/home/ovc-20163921 ...Read more

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Can I take timonium or parasetamol if I suffer from hepatitis a?

Can I take timonium or parasetamol if I suffer from hepatitis a?

It depends: If you are still in a phase of the infection where the virus is active or you are recovering, it would be appropriate to abstain from any Acetaminophen (paracetamol) containing agents. If you have recovered, then taking doses not exceeding those recommended on the package (or mixed with alcohol) should be ok. Always best to check with your physician if you are not aware of your status. ...Read more

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How long would it take to completely recover from alcohol hepatitis?

How long would it take to completely recover from alcohol hepatitis?

Weeks to month: It can take many weeks to a few months to recover from alcoholic hepatitis and that is if you stop drinking completely. I can take quite a long time for the liver to come back closer to normal and would require good nutrition as well as abstinence from alcohol. ...Read more

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What precautions should I take with other people if I have hepatitis?

What precautions should I take with other people if I have hepatitis?

Depends on the virus: Hep a is passed fecal to oral
hep b is extremely contagious and is in all body fluids
hep c is less contagious than hep b and is only passed via blood.

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Might it be that a a person having hepatitis b take both allopathy and siddha medicines?

Might it be that a a person having hepatitis b take both allopathy and siddha medicines?

Not a good idea: It is not a good idea as there no studies done for grug interaction between allopathic meds and various siddha meds. ...Read more

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Hello, pls can you confirm this drugs for it was recommended for treating Hbsag (hepatitis). "Livelin" and "Vitibio". Thank?

Cannot confirm.: The standard treatment for Hep B is interferon plus an antiviral: lamivudine, adefovir dipivoxil, telbivudine, entecavir, or tenofovir. I googled the other names and can't find anything about them. ...Read more

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I got a dose of hepatitis a in september 2009.Can I still consider it if I want to take the second one for life protection?

I got a dose of hepatitis a in september 2009.Can I still consider it if I want to take the second one for life protection?

Take the series: Probably the best way to make sure you are getting the full effect of the vaccine is to repeat the series from the start. Although you may now have antibody levels and get a booster response from the rest of the injections, better to start from scratch. ...Read more

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What drug is used to treat hepatitis c?

What drug is used to treat hepatitis c?

2 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 drugs used to treat hepatitis c?

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