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Is PrevPac ok for people who have inactive hepatitis b?
Nov 6, 2005

I'm inactive carrier of hepatitis b. I got it in the 1990s(I had tested negative for hbsag in 1986). I'm 37 now. I was prescribed PrevPac(Antibiotics and prevacid) to treat HPolari infection. I have normal liver function test. Is it ok for me to take PrevPac? Thanks.

Response from Dr. McGovern

Yes, being an inactive carrier is a very good type of chronic hepatitis B. It is usually associated with little or no liver disease. I would not be concerned about taking your PrevPac.

The kind of medication that can make hepatitis B flare up in your situation would be chemotherapy or steroids.

Dr. M



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