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What is the remedy for a hepatitis b infection?

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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Antiviral therapy

Not everybody with chronic hepatitis b infection needs to be treated.
It is important to go to a doctor who has experience with hbv management. If someone does need treatment, Entecavir and tenofovir are very powerful and well-tolerated medications that prevent the hbv from making copies of itself. Once started, they may need to be taken for many years. Both can reduce the risk of liver disease.

In brief: Antiviral therapy

Not everybody with chronic hepatitis b infection needs to be treated.
It is important to go to a doctor who has experience with hbv management. If someone does need treatment, Entecavir and tenofovir are very powerful and well-tolerated medications that prevent the hbv from making copies of itself. Once started, they may need to be taken for many years. Both can reduce the risk of liver disease.
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