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Infected with hepatitis B virus. Prescribed Livolin. Done HBV profile. Correct medicine?

MY NAME IS ERIC .M. BOAFO . I HAVE AFFECTED WITH HEPATITIS B VIRUS AND HAD TAKEN THE HBV PROFILE. AND I WENT TO HOSPITAL AND A DOCTOR PRESCRIBED LIVOLIN FORTE TO BE TAKEN AND ANOTHER DOCTER OF MY INSTITUTE SAID LIVOLIN ARE NOT FOR HEPATITIS B PATIENCE. IN THIS CASE WHY SHOULD I DO ? CAN YOU PLEASE PRESCRIBE A MEDICINE FOR ME?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
Livolin is medicine which helps to protect your liver from damage. It is helpful in people who have hepatiits of any kind. BUT it will not cause full recovery and cure your from virus.There is no specific medicine for hepatiits B. It will just make your liver less damaged. So you should follow recomendation of your first doctor.Wish you good health.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Maruti Karale's  Response
Hello!

Thanks for writing to us.

Yes,your doctors opinion is correct, livolin is not the definitive treatment of hepatitis B.

Hepatitis B infection can be acute or chronic.This depends upon when you have acquired this infection.

Only conservative management is required for acute hepatitis B infection,antiviral treatment is not required at this stage.

Acute hepatitis B can progress to chronic hepatitis over a period of time.

Following tests can detect whether infection is acute or chronic:

HBsAg antigen test.
Anti-HBeAg IgM and IgG
Anti-HBcAg IgM and IgG
HBV-DNA titre PCR test

Chronic hepatitis may lead to cirrhosis of liver and liver failure if not treated in time.

Treatment of chronic Hepatitis B depends up on following parameters:
SGOT and SGPT
HBV-DNA titre
Anti-HBeAg positivity
Presence or absence of cirrhosis
Liver Histology
Presence of HIV

Following drugs are available for HBV treatment-
-Peg Interferon alfa
-Adefovir
-Tenofovir
-Entecavir
-Telbivudine
-Lamivudine

So get gastroenterologist opinion for definitive treatment.

Hope this could help you.










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