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Is lamivudine the best medication for hepatitis b?
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Dr. Edward Goldberg
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: No
Lmivudine is one of the earlier medications released for treating both HIV and hepatitis b but it is no longer considered adequate therapy for hepatitis b due to the risk of viral mutation leading to resistance to the medication within the first year or two of treatment.
A much better choice would be tenofavir aka viread, (tenofovir) which has a much longer life-span comparatively.

In brief: No
Lmivudine is one of the earlier medications released for treating both HIV and hepatitis b but it is no longer considered adequate therapy for hepatitis b due to the risk of viral mutation leading to resistance to the medication within the first year or two of treatment.
A much better choice would be tenofavir aka viread, (tenofovir) which has a much longer life-span comparatively.
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