What Is the Medication Used for Hepatitis B?

Q:
What Is the Medication Used for Hepatitis B?

A:
Current treatments for chronic hepatitis B can be divided into two general types:

  • Immune modulator Drugs – These drugs will strengthen the immune system to kill the hepatitis B. They are given as a shot over 6 months to 1 year.
  • Antiviral Drugs – These drug will help to decrease the inflammation and damage of your liver. They are taken as a pill once a day for at least 1 year and usually longer.

There is no medication for acute hepatitis B and it is best addressed through supportive treatment.

 

Keywords: hepatitis B; Immune modulator Drugs; Antiviral Drugs; supportive treatment

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