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Condition: Chronic Hepatitis B
10/9/2014 3:58:04 PM

Reviewer: Steve, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have had horrible headaches, leg pain tired weak and liver pain plus recently a Dr told me i have a swollen spleen? I was told my blood tests after one year have gone from the millions in count to hundreds yet i feel worse than ever? I am searching to see the "what if's to just stopping" but cannot find that Not sure benefits outweigh the bad side effects

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis B
7/25/2014 3:58:44 PM

Reviewer: Bee, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have same question with another patient: "I been taken Viread for one years, its undetectable, can any one tell me, what happen if I stop taking this medication? or how long do I have to take, my doctor said I have to take it for the rest of my life, is this true ?" Please help!

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis B
4/24/2014 2:58:47 PM

Reviewer: BZ, 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Start taking Viread 300mg daily since liver transplant (6/2010). Chronic Hep B became liver cancer. Minor side effects include heart palpitations (occasionally), cold hands/feet, and diarrhea (sometimes). It works for me. Very thankful.

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis B
4/22/2014 4:46:45 PM

Reviewer: Orange, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Daily Side Effects: Low grade fever (99-101), muscle & body aches, dizzy-feeling, nausea, nightmares, night sweats, lower right quadrant abdominal pain, moderate to severe headaches.

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis B
2/9/2014 9:43:34 AM

Reviewer: Frankly, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've taken this drug for just over 2 months, I started to experience some vomiting after taking the drug, slight nausea. Sometimes find it hard to sleep until I'm completely exhausted. Still active with sports. So far so good. Viral count dropped from 14million to 163IU/mL. Not sure about the measuring units, would do some more research after.

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