What treatments (medicines) are available for chronic hepatitis B?
First line treatments include antiviral therapies such as tenofovir (TDF), entecavir and Vemlidy (TAF) which are taken once daily. These antivirals are not a cure for chronic hepatitis B, but they work to suppress or control the virus while you are taking them. When the virus is suppressed, liver disease progression is slowed or even stopped, and the liver is often able to heal with time. It is important to see a knowledgeable doctor to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment since treatment is a commitment, and is taken for at least a year, usually for many years or even for life - or until there is a cure found for this disease.
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