|Anti Virals for Hep B
Oct 12, 2012
I've been treated for Hep B for nearly 12 years. Viread for the most part, past 2 years Truvada. I made a mistake with my insurance and cannot afford Truvada or Viread (insurance only pays 50%) how effective would Epivir be for monotherapy?
| Response from Dr. Young
Lamivudine is an effective medication for the treatment of hepatitis B, but monotherapy with lamivudine can be associated with some risk of developing drug resistance. (Indeed, it's worth knowing if you HBV already has resistance).
I'd speak to your hepatitis specialist before confirming.
Good luck, BY
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