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Side Effects From Hepatitis Treatment

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

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Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Heat Ears

Currently on Ribiviran and Interferon for HepC. Have hot spot on my leg. Is this a side effect, what is it from? Problems hearing clearly, a side effect? Solutions?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
A hot spot on your leg could be related to an injection site reaction. If you did not inject here before, I would contact your doctor to be seen for a possible "cellulitis" - a skin infection.... Read more »

Mental Side effects of Hepatitis C treatment

Please could you give me information relating to the mental deterioration I have been warned to expect during the 6-month treatment of Hep. C genotype 2, due to start this November....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Interferon can cause headaches, irritability, depression, and decreased concentration among other symptoms. You will want to be able to easily contact your physician should you begin to have any significant symptoms - particularly those related to... Read more »

Hepatitis C new treatment

I have read the text below in hepatitisneighborhood.com,and I wonder if valopicitabine alone can reduce so much the viral load with no side effects then why it is not offered for medication ?"The investigators have also found that those in the...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It is under study now for approval in a few years. It looks like a good drug too! However you ask a good question why not alone. Well, HCV is a lot like HIV in some respects in that it mutates to escape from control of antiviral drugs. That is why... Read more »

Hepatitis B treatment

Dear Madam,I have infected with hepatitis B.Now my doctor recommend me to take medicine "Tenohep".I heard that there is some side effects of this medicine.I want to know that can I start this medicine and how long it will continue because...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
Tenohep is tenofovir. Tenofovir is a very effective medication used to treat hepatitis B. It is also an effective medication used to treat HIV. When used to treat HIV or hepatitis B for people living with HIV, tenofovir should not be used alone,... Read more »
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Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

Posted by nov
This article
Aalso known as infectious hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus, HAV. This is comparatively a mild disease which does not progress to a chronic stage. Persons who have contracted the disease may have no symptoms... Read more »

HIV & Hepatitis Treatment Educator

Posted by Anonymous

HIV & Hepatitis Treatment Educator

NATAP is a non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 Federal tax status. Its
mission is to educate individuals about HIV and hepatitis treatment as well
as to advocate on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS. NATAP... Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »

Info on Hep B treatment?

Posted by shannon
Hey ya'll!
My friend, David, is going to start Pegasys to treat his Hep B this week. I have read some scary stuff about the side effects.
has anyone got any experience to share or any advice about handling it?
Thanks,
Shannon Read more »