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Early Symptoms of Hep C - Hepatitis A Signs and Symptoms

This page contains links to eMedTV Hepatitis Articles containing information on subjects from Early Symptoms of Hep C to Hepatitis A Signs and Symptoms. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Early Symptoms of Hep C
    The majority of people with hepatitis C do not have early symptoms. As explained in this eMedTV segment, for those people who do have early signs and symptoms of hep C, they may include things such as fatigue, nausea, jaundice, and fever.
  • Effect of Hepatitis A Vaccination on Pregnancy
    The effect of hepatitis A vaccination on pregnancy is not known; however, as this eMedTV page points out, pregnant women concerned about effects of the vaccine should discuss the risk of vaccination against the risk of infection with their doctor.
  • Engerix-B
    Given as a series of injections, Engerix-B is a vaccine used to prevent hepatitis B. This eMedTV selection gives an overview of this product, including detailed information on its dosing guidelines, side effects, warnings, and more.
  • Engerix-B and Breastfeeding
    As this eMedTV segment explains, nursing women can get the Engerix-B hepatitis B vaccine. This resource describes the latest research on breastfeeding and Engerix-B, including how nursing has not been shown to reduce the effects of the vaccine.
  • Engerix-B and Pregnancy
    If you are expecting, your healthcare provider may recommend Engerix-B if the benefits outweigh the risks. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at pregnancy and Engerix-B, explaining why the FDA considers the vaccine a pregnancy Category C drug.
  • Engerix-B Dosage
    The typical adult dosage of Engerix is 20 mcg/1 mL per dose, with a total of three injections. This part of the eMedTV Web site describes the dosing schedules for this hepatitis B vaccine, including schedules for adolescents and infants.
  • Engerix-B Drug Interactions
    Cortisone, tacrolimus, and azathioprine are some of the drugs that can react with Engerix. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at Engerix drug interactions that can occur with the hepatitis B vaccine, including the effects that can occur as a result.
  • Engerix-B Side Effects
    The most common side effects of Engerix-B are fatigue and injection site soreness. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at possible side effects of the vaccine, including those that, while occurring infrequently, require immediate medical attention.
  • Engerix-B Uses
    Although Engerix-B is used mainly as a vaccine to prevent hepatitis B, it also has other uses. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at what the product is designed for, including its use in people who have been exposed to the hepatitis B virus.
  • Engerix-B Vaccine Information
    Engerix-B is designed to provide protection against hepatitis B. This part of the eMedTV Web site offers more information on the Engerix-B vaccine, including details on possible side effects and what to discuss with your doctor before getting vaccinated.
  • Engerix-B Warnings and Precautions
    Before getting Engerix-B, tell your healthcare provider if you have an immune-suppressing condition. This eMedTV article discusses Engerix-B precautions and warnings to be aware of, including information on who should avoid the vaccine entirely.
  • Epivir
    Epivir is a prescription medicine that is licensed to treat chronic hepatitis B and HIV or AIDS. This eMedTV page explains how Epivir works for these conditions and offers an in-depth look at its effects, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Epivir and Breastfeeding
    It is generally recommended that women taking Epivir avoid breastfeeding. This part of the eMedTV Web site provides more detailed information on Epivir and breastfeeding, and explains why it may be dangerous to breastfeed if you have HIV.
  • Epivir and Pregnancy
    At this time, it is not known whether Epivir is safe for pregnant women. This page from the eMedTV archives offers more information on Epivir and pregnancy, and describes the problems that occurred when Epivir was given to pregnant animals.
  • Epivir Dosage
    The recommended Epivir dosage for hepatitis B treatment in adults is 100 mg once daily. This page on the eMedTV site also contains Epivir dosing recommendations for the treatment of HIV or AIDS and explains dosing guidelines for children.
  • Epivir Drug Interactions
    Trimethaprim and sulfamethoxazole, ribavirin, and zalcitabine may cause Epivir drug interactions. This eMedTV article also lists interferon medications that may cause Epivir interactions and explains what may happen if these drugs are taken together.
  • Epivir for HBV
    The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is responsible for hepatitis B. As this eMedTV resource explains, one of the medications used to treat this condition is Epivir. This segment describes when this drug is prescribed and links to more information.
  • Epivir Overdose
    An Epivir overdose may lead to pancreatitis or lactic acidosis and hepatic steatosis. This eMedTV resource lists possible signs of these conditions and explains what treatment options are available for an Epivir overdose.
  • Epivir Side Effects
    Abdominal pain, fatigue, and headaches are some of the most commonly reported Epivir side effects. This eMedTV Web page lists other possible side effects of Epivir, including rare but potentially serious side effects that require medical attention.
  • Epivir Uses
    Epivir is a prescription drug that is used for the treatment of hepatitis B and HIV or AIDS. This part of the eMedTV Web site explains whether the medication is approved for children and discusses possible off-label Epivir uses.
  • Epivir Warnings and Precautions
    Missing doses of Epivir may increase your risk of the virus becoming resistant to HIV medications. This eMedTV segment contains other important Epivir warnings and precautions. Information on who should not take the drug are also included.
  • Generic Engerix-B
    At this time, generic Engerix-B (hepatitis B vaccine) is not available. This portion of the eMedTV site talks about why there are no generic forms of this vaccine and discusses the laws that could permit generic versions in the future.
  • Generic Epivir
    You can now buy generic versions of some -- but not all -- Epivir (lamivudine) products. This eMedTV page further discusses the availability of generic Epivir products and explains how they compare to brand-name Epivir.
  • Generic Havrix
    Because Havrix (hepatitis A vaccine) is a "biologic" medication, generic versions are not allowed. This eMedTV page describes the laws and regulations surrounding biologics and explains what needs to happen before generic Havrix can be made.
  • Generic Recombivax HB
    As this resource from the eMedTV archives explains, there is currently no generic Recombivax HB (hepatitis B vaccine). This article takes a closer look at why this is so and offers information on when a generic version could become available.
  • Generic Tyzeka
    Patents currently prevent generic Tyzeka (telbivudine) from being manufactured in the United States. This eMedTV page explains when generic versions might be available. It also defines the difference between a generic name and a generic version of a drug.
  • Havrix
    The vaccine Havrix can be used to provide protection against hepatitis A. This eMedTV segment explains how this medication works, when and how it is used, possible side effects to be aware of, and more.
  • Havrix and Breastfeeding
    Women who are nursing can safely take Havrix. Breastfeeding, in fact, as this eMedTV Web page explains, may even cause the hepatitis A vaccine to work better in the breastfed infant. The matter should still be discussed, however, with your doctor.
  • Havrix and Pregnancy
    While the effects of Havrix (hepatitis A vaccine) on a pregnant woman and her fetus are unknown, as this eMedTV page explains, the vaccine is not expected to cause problems. In fact, it may be recommended for women who are at high risk for infection.
  • Havrix Dosage
    In general, two doses of Havrix are given, with 6 to 12 months between the injections. This page of the eMedTV library explains in detail how dosing for this vaccine varies, based on age, and offers tips on when and how to receive it.
  • Havrix Drug Interactions
    People on immunosuppressants or anticoagulants should be aware that they can cause Havrix drug interactions. This eMedTV resource describes in detail how these medications can react with Havrix and talks about the problems that can occur as a result.
  • Havrix Side Effects
    The most common problem seen with Havrix is soreness at the injection site. This page of the eMedTV Web site lists both common Havrix side effects and adverse reactions that, while rare, require prompt medical care and should be reported to a doctor.
  • Havrix Uses
    Both adults and children can use Havrix to protect against infection with the hepatitis A virus. This eMedTV article explains in detail the age groups this drug is approved for, how it works to provide immunization, and off-label uses.
  • Havrix Vaccine Information
    One of the many medications used to prevent infection with the hepatitis A virus is Havrix. This segment of the eMedTV archives provides important information on the Havrix vaccine, including common side effects, available forms, and more.
  • Havrix Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV page explains that people who have had an adverse reaction to a vaccine before may need to avoid Havrix. Warnings and precautions also apply to people with certain medical conditions, as well as to people with certain allergies.
  • Hep A Symptoms
    Possible signs and symptoms of hepatitis A (hep A) include fatigue and jaundice. However, as noted in this eMedTV Web page, many people with the disease exhibit no symptoms at all. This article lists many other potential symptoms.
  • Hepatitis A
    Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by a virus. This segment of the eMedTV archives takes an in-depth look at the condition, including transmission methods, the contagious period, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Hepatitis A Causes
    Hepatitis A develops after infection with the hepatitis A virus. There are no other hepatitis A causes. This eMedTV page explores the subject in more detail, including how the virus is transmitted and symptoms that hepatitis A causes.
  • Hepatitis A Cure
    Time is the only hepatitis A cure available at present. However, as this eMedTV page explains, avoiding infection by the virus in the first place is best. Tips for achieving this are provided, as is a brief discussion on how the virus is transmitted.
  • Hepatitis A Incubation Period
    The duration of the hepatitis A incubation period will depend on the number of virus particles consumed. As this eMedTV article explains, the average is 15 to 45 days. A discussion is also provided on how contagious a person is during this time.
  • Hepatitis A Information
    Are you looking for information on hepatitis A? This eMedTV resource provides some basic information on this liver disease, with details on how it is transmitted, possible symptoms, and treatment. A link to more details is also included.
  • Hepatitis A Signs and Symptoms
    Common signs and symptoms of hepatitis A include jaundice, dark urine, and fever. This page of the eMedTV Web site provides information about other possible signs of infection, and explains the likelihood of symptoms occurring.
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