The symptoms can be treated with medication. If you have an uncomplicated case, you can expect to recover completely.
If you have chronic hepatitis B, you may be treated with medication. This will help to reduce the activity of the virus. It can also prevent liver failure.
- Interferon alfa-2b (Intron A) injection
- Lamivudine (Epivir-HBV) oral medication
- Adefovir (Hepsera) oral medication
- Entecavir (Baraclude) oral medication
If you have chronic hepatitis B, you should avoid anything that can further injure the liver, including:
- Certain medications, dietary supplements, and herbs (discuss them with your doctor before taking)
If you have chronic hepatitis B, prevent the spread of the infection by:
- Telling your doctors, dentists, and sexual partner(s) that you have hepatitis B
- Never donate blood, organs, or tissue
- Discussing your hepatitis B status with your doctor during pregnancy or before becoming pregnant to insure the baby receives treatment
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