|Cholesterol drug & inactive HBV
Aug 5, 2006
Hello Dr. McGovern,
I am an inactive HBV Can I take Statin for my borderline Cholesterol problem? I heard Zetia may be a good choice since it work outside the liver. Please give me some advice. Thank you.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
If you are an inactive carrier, yes you should certainly go on medications to treat your cholesterol.
I do not have significant concerns about you taking any medications in general. The only concern I have is for taking steroids or chemotherapy in patients with inactive hepatitis B since these drugs can "reactivate" the infection.
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