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How do you treat hepatitis B?

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Five drugs have been approved -- adefovir, entecavir, interferon alpha, lamivudine, and pegylated interferon -- to stop liver damage by preventing the virus from spreading. If you get significant liver damage from hepatitis B, you may need a liver transplant.

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC. 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

Hepatitis B Foundation.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 14, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC. 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

Hepatitis B Foundation.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 14, 2017

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