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When Do I Need To Take Drugs For Hepatitis
Yes: Yes, although if there is significant liver damage, the Bumex doesn't work as well. ...Read more
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
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
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
I took hepatitis b vaccine 2 shots twice (after a gap of 2-3 years) but I never took 3rd shot, do I need to take 3rd shot? Or do I've to take all again
Just Finish: Experts currently recommend just finishing the series. ...Read more
VERY COMMON: Sexually transmitted disease. Avoid it.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Viread and Baraclude (entecavir): These are currently the 2 best oral drugs on the market to suppress viral load with low resistance. ...Read more
4 weeks: About 4 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Big Topic: For 400 characters or less. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/alcoholic-hepatitis/home/ovc-20163921 ...Read more
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
No disease: Most likely no evidence of hepatitis infection. ...Read more
Incubation period: For hbv is 60-120 days, average is about 100 days. ...Read more
Usually 4-12 weeks: Maximum 16 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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?
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
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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