Is there a cure for hepatitis B?
There are many approved therapies for hepatitis B. First-line therapies in the U.S. and globally are entecavir and tenofovir, both antivirals. Sometimes, pegylated interferon is used. These drugs control and manage the virus and reduce potential liver damage. In rare cases, they may even get rid of the virus completely.
You might be interested in the recent Commentary on the Cure by Dr. Timothy Block, president of the Hepatitis B Foundation; Dr. Chari Cohen, our senior vice president; and Maureen Kamischke, the Foundation's patient engagement and consult specialist.
For a complete list of FDA-approved drugs and other promising drugs in development for hepatitis B, visit our Drug Watch page.
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