Treatments for Hepatitis B


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Treatment list for Hepatitis B: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Hepatitis B includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Treatments of Hepatitis B discussion: Drug treatment with alpha interferon or lamivudine. 1

Prophylactic treatment for exposure to hepatitis B virus involves either hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG), hepatitis B vaccine, or a combination of both. The HBIG dose equals 0.06 mL/kg. Efficacy ranges from 70 to 95 percent for different types of exposure.

Exposure Treatment
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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Viral Hepatitis A to E and Beyond: NIDDK
2. excerpt from Vaccinations for Hepatitis A & B: NIDDK

Last revision: May 29, 2003

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