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
Presence or absence of cirrhosis
Presence of HIV
Following drugs are available for HBV treatment-
So get gastroenterologist opinion for definitive treatment.
Hope this could help you.