​What are the treatments for hepatitis?

Treatment of Hepatitis​. Hepatitis A
Most patients have a complete recovery.

Persons who recover from the infection usually develop lifelong immunity. There is no chronic carrier state.

Hepatitis B
Currently, there is no effective medication to cure acute/chronic hepatitis B. Treatment is limited to rest and following the doctor's advice to build up the patient's own body resistance.

Some patients will become lifelong hepatitis B carriers, which may cause chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Hepatitis C
Drugs can be used to treat hepatitis C. The treatment should take into consideration the severity of disease, contraindications, and likelihood of successful response, etc.
Hepatitis D
Currently, there is no effective treatment.
Hepatitis E
Most patients recover in 3-6 weeks with supportive treatment and rest.

Hepatitis G
Currently, there is no effective treatment. .

Related Questions

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...

What are the best treatments for hepatitis?

What kind hepatitis? "hepatitis" means inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines tx. Read more...
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...

What are treatments for hepatitis c?

Various. Combinations of antivirals ( peg-interferon and ribavirin) and the newer protease inhibitors, as well as avoidance of alcohol and other hepatotoxins. Read more...

What are the new treatments for hepatitis C? terrified of treatment I cannot do the shot because of seizures and depression is the new shot free?

HCV treatment. Treatment of HCV is rapidly growing. There are many ongoing studies for new medications/treatment regimen. New medications are anticipating to come out in the near future with high success rate and not required injection. Sovaldi is a new medication, came out in 12/2013 that is quite effective. There are different HCV genotypes and will be treated differently. Need to discuss with your doc. Read more...
DAA for HCV. The side effects you are concern about relate to interferon. New direct acting antiviral agents target specific enzymes in the hepatitis C virus that inhibit replication of virus. This year, there are several new agents that have been or will be FDA approved and will be given orally in combination with one another, with very high rates of cure with fairly short courses. Cost will be an issue. Read more...

What is treatments for patients with hepatitis b?

Several. Once a doctor has decided that someone does need treatment for their chronic hepatitis b infection (not everyone needs treatment immediately), they may recommend drugs that block viral replication, like tenofovir or entecavir. Less commonly, they might recommend an immune drug called interferon alfa that helps the body fight the hepatitis b. It is important to be monitored regularly. Read more...

What treatments for hepatitis C and hepatitis b?

Complicated. New and more effective treatments available. Oral meds for hep b; currently oral meds plus interferon injection for hep c. Complicated details depending on genotype, viral load, level of liver tests, markers, liver biopsy findings. Talk with your doc. Read more...

What are Ayurvedic treatments to cure autoimmune hepatitis?

Www.ayurvedic.com. You may be at the wrong website. Ayurvedic medicine is the traditional medicine of india using techniques based on observations thousands of years old. Herbal drugs are combined with diet, massage & breathing exercises. Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease recently defined & diagnosed by western medicine. Use of ayurvedic techniques would be experimental. Some ayurvedic drugs may contain heavy metals. Read more...

What are the main treatments for a hepatitis a patient with the liver infection?

See below. Hepatitis a is usually self limited infection and usually requires no treatment. Usually gets better. Rarely causes liver failure. Or scarring ie cirrhosis. Read more...
Supportive. The majority of the time, supportive care is all that is needed for a patient with hepatitis a. The liver and body should heal the infection on its own. Read more...