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Is Autoimmune Hepatitis Contagious? - Viral Hepatitis Symptoms

This page contains links to eMedTV Hepatitis Articles containing information on subjects from Is Autoimmune Hepatitis Contagious? to Viral Hepatitis 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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  • Is Autoimmune Hepatitis Contagious?
    Is autoimmune hepatitis contagious? No, autoimmune hepatitis is not contagious. As this eMedTV article explains, most researchers believe that a genetic factor may put some people at a higher risk of developing autoimmune hepatitis.
  • Life Expectancy With Autoimmune Hepatitis
    This page on the eMedTV site discusses some factors that can affect life expectancy with autoimmune hepatitis (such as how well a person does with medicines), as well as the information a doctor will use to arrive at an autoimmune hepatitis prognosis.
  • Liver Biopsy
    As this video clip explains, a liver biopsy is a procedure in which a small piece of tissue is removed from your liver, and then studied under a microscope to check for signs of liver inflammation and damage.
  • Oral Sofosbuvir
    This eMedTV page examines sofosbuvir, an oral medication prescribed to treat chronic hepatitis C in adults. This page takes a brief look at general dosing guidelines and possible side effects. A link to more information is also provided.
  • Peginterferon Alfa-2a
    Available by prescription only, peginterferon alfa-2a is used to treat chronic hepatitis B and C infections. This eMedTV page describes how this drug works, offers general dosing instructions on how to use the injections, and lists potential side effects.
  • Peginterferon Alfa-2a Dosage
    To treat hepatitis B or C with peginterferon alfa-2a, the dose depends on age, weight, and other factors. This eMedTV page examines specific dosing guidelines, with details on why this drug may not be used alone and tips on using the injections.
  • Peginterferon Alfa-2a Information
    If you have chronic hepatitis B or C, you may benefit from peginterferon alfa-2a. This eMedTV Web page offers some general information on peginterferon alfa-2a, including who this medicine is approved for, safety concerns, and dosing tips.
  • Peginterferon Alfa-2a Side Effects
    Chills, nausea, and depression are some of the commonly reported peginterferon alfa-2a side effects. This eMedTV page lists other potential reactions to this prescription medication, including serious problems that may require immediate medical care.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Boceprevir
    If you have a weakened immune system, tell your healthcare provider before using boceprevir. This eMedTV segment lists other important warnings and precautions for this drug, and includes a list of people who should not take it.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Peginterferon Alfa-2a
    If you are using peginterferon alfa-2a injections, you may develop diabetes or heart problems. This page of the eMedTV Web site presents a detailed list of warnings and precautions with peginterferon alfa-2a, including who should not use the medicine.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Sofosbuvir
    Sofosbuvir may not be safe for people who are taking certain medicines or those with kidney disease. This eMedTV page discusses important precautions to review to ensure a safe sofosbuvir treatment, including warnings for those who should avoid this drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Telaprevir
    If you are taking telaprevir, you may experience severe anemia or a potentially serious skin rash. This eMedTV Web page offers a detailed list of warnings and precautions with telaprevir, including information on who should not take the medicine.
  • Prevention of Hepatitis A
    The best method of hepatitis A prevention is to get vaccinated. This portion of the eMedTV archives describes in detail other prevention strategies, such as practicing good personal hygiene and using condoms correctly every time you have sex.
  • Recombivax HB
    An injected vaccine, Recombivax HB is used to prevent hepatitis B. This article from the eMedTV Web library provides an in-depth overview of this product, including how it works, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
  • Recombivax HB and Breastfeeding
    Women who are nursing an infant can get vaccinated with Recombivax HB (hepatitis B vaccine). This eMedTV selection offers safety information on receiving Recombivax HB while breastfeeding and explains why it's important to talk to your doctor.
  • Recombivax HB and Pregnancy
    If you are pregnant, talk to your healthcare provider before getting Recombivax HB (hepatitis B vaccine). This eMedTV selection talks about the safety of receiving Recombivax HB during pregnancy and explains how the FDA categorizes this product.
  • Recombivax HB Dosage
    For adults, the standard dose of Recombivax HB is a series of three injections, given within six months. This eMedTV page offers an overview of the dosing guidelines for this hepatitis B vaccine and explains the schedule for infants and children.
  • Recombivax HB Drug Interactions
    Humira, Prograf, and Orencia are a few of the medications that can cause Recombivax HB drug interactions. This eMedTV selection lists other medicines that can react with this vaccine and describes the problems that may occur as a result.
  • Recombivax HB Side Effects
    As this eMedTV article explains, commonly reported Recombivax HB side effects include redness and pain at the injection site. This resource covers the possible side effects of this hepatitis B vaccine and explains what to do if you experience problems.
  • Recombivax HB Uses
    As this eMedTV segment explains, the primary Recombivax HB use is to prevent hepatitis B in people of all ages, including those who have recently been exposed to the virus. This article also explains how the vaccine works and looks at off-label uses.
  • Recombivax HB Vaccine Information
    Available as a series of injections, Recombivax HB is a vaccine used to prevent hepatitis B. This eMedTV resource offers more information on the Recombivax HB vaccine, including information on how it works and what side effects may occur.
  • Recombivax HB Warnings and Precautions
    Before receiving Recombivax HB, tell your doctor if you've ever had a serious reaction to a vaccine. This eMedTV Web article lists a number of Recombivax HB warnings and precautions, and explains who should avoid this hepatitis B vaccine.
  • Sofosbuvir
    Sofosbuvir can be used in combination with other medications to treat chronic hepatitis C infections. This eMedTV page presents an overview of this prescription medicine, including when it is used, how it works, side effects, and links to more details.
  • Sofosbuvir and Hepatitis
    This eMedTV segment explains that if you have hepatitis C, you may benefit from taking sofosbuvir. This page discusses how this prescription medication works to treat chronic hepatitis C in adults. It also offers a link to more details.
  • Sofosbuvir Dosage
    This eMedTV resource features recommended dosing guidelines for sofosbuvir, including how your healthcare provider will determine how long your treatment will last. This resource also provides details on how this medicine is taken.
  • Sofosbuvir Drug Information
    As explained in this eMedTV article, adults who have chronic hepatitis C may benefit from treatment with a medication called sofosbuvir. More information on this drug is discussed in this article, including safety concerns and dosing instructions.
  • Sofosbuvir Side Effects
    Sofosbuvir may cause allergic reactions, anemia, or other blood cell problems in some people. This eMedTV segment examines other possible side effects of sofosbuvir and explains which problems require urgent medical attention.
  • Sofosbuvir Tablets
    Available in the form of tablets, sofosbuvir is taken once daily to treat chronic hepatitis C in adults. This eMedTV Web page offers dosing guidelines for sofosbuvir, lists potential side effects, and explains how this drug works.
  • Telapravere
    Telaprevir is a medicine used to treat chronic hepatitis C infections in adults. This page of the eMedTV Web site takes a look at how this prescription drug works and covers general dosing guidelines. Telapravere is a common misspelling of telaprevir.
  • Telapravir
    As this eMedTV resource explains, telaprevir is prescribed to treat chronic hepatitis C in adults. This page discusses how this drug works and describes some general safety precautions. Telapravir is a common misspelling of telaprevir.
  • Telaprevir
    Available by prescription only, telaprevir is used to treat chronic hepatitis C infections. This eMedTV article explains how this medicine works to prevent the virus from multiplying, offers general dosing information, and lists potential side effects.
  • Telaprevir and Children
    As this eMedTV segment discusses, telaprevir is not approved for use in children, as this drug has not been adequately studied in individuals younger than 18 years old. This page also provides a link to more details on this hepatitis C medicine.
  • Telaprevir Dosage
    For the treatment of hepatitis C with telaprevir, the standard dose is 1125 mg taken two times daily. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at dosing guidelines, with details on why this medication is not used alone and helpful tips on taking telaprevir.
  • Telaprevir for Hepatitis C
    This eMedTV article explains how telaprevir works for hepatitis C treatment, including details on how this drug can prevent the virus from spreading. This article also covers some general dosing information and offers a link to more information.
  • Telaprevir for Non-Responders
    People who have failed previous hepatitis C treatment may benefit from telaprevir. This eMedTV Web selection takes a closer look at using telaprevir for non-responders and how this drug can help prevent the hepatitis C virus from multiplying.
  • Telaprevir Hep C Drug
    If you have hepatitis C, you may be prescribed telaprevir in combination with certain other drugs. This eMedTV resource provides more information on what telaprevir is, including how this drug works, possible side effects, and more.
  • Telaprevir Mechanism of Action
    By blocking the activity of certain enzymes, telaprevir can prevent the hepatitis C virus from multiplying. This eMedTV segment further explores telaprevir's mechanism of action and provides a link to more detailed information on this prescription drug.
  • Telaprevir Medication Information
    If you have chronic hepatitis C, you may benefit from telaprevir. This page from the eMedTV Web site offers some general information on telaprevir, including possible side effects of the medication, what to discuss with your healthcare provider, and more.
  • Telaprevir Side Affects
    While most people do not have problems with telaprevir, side effects are possible. This eMedTV page lists some of these reactions, including potentially serious problems. Telaprevir side affects is a common misspelling of telaprevir side effects.
  • Telaprevir Side Effects
    Vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhea are some of the possible side effects of telaprevir. This eMedTV resource lists other potential reactions to this hepatitis C medication, including serious problems that may require immediate medical attention.
  • Telaprevor
    Telaprevir is a drug licensed to treat hepatitis C infections in adults. This article from the eMedTV Web archives covers some general dosing guidelines and explains what your doctor needs to know. Telaprevor is a common misspelling of telaprevir.
  • Telaprivir
    As this eMedTV article explains, telaprevir is prescribed to treat chronic hepatitis C infections in adults. This page covers how this drug works, discusses dosing guidelines, and lists side effects. Telaprivir is a common misspelling of telaprevir.
  • Telaprovir
    Telaprevir is a drug prescribed to treat chronic hepatitis C infections in adults. This eMedTV resource describes possible side effects and explains what to tell your doctor before beginning treatment. Telaprovir is a common misspelling of telaprevir.
  • Teleprevir
    Telaprevir is a drug prescribed to treat chronic hepatitis C in adults. This eMedTV page explains how this medication works, describes possible side effects, and covers some general dosing guidelines. Teleprevir is a common misspelling of telaprevir.
  • Tests for Hepatitis C
    This video outlines some of the tests that may be recommended when looking for hepatitis C.
  • Types of Viral Hepatitis
    The types of viral hepatitis include hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, and G. This segment of the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at each kind, explaining how it is transmitted, the nature of the infection, treatment options, and more.
  • Tyzeka
    Tyzeka is a drug licensed to help slow down the spread of the hepatitis B virus in certain people. This eMedTV Web selection contains more details on this medicine, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, potential side effects, and more.
  • Tyzeka and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV Web selection explains that the risks of taking Tyzeka (telbivudine) while breastfeeding are unknown. This article examines this topic, including whether the drug passes through breast milk and the problems it might cause in a nursing infant.
  • Tyzeka and Pregnancy
    As a pregnancy Category B drug, Tyzeka (telbivudine) is probably safe for use in pregnant women. This eMedTV page explains why the benefits of using this drug during pregnancy may outweigh the possible risks, and looks at the research that has been done.
  • Tyzeka Dosage
    As discussed in this eMedTV segment, the dosing guidelines for using Tyzeka typically call for 600 mg to be taken each day. This article focuses on how to take this drug properly and when a person may need a lower dose.
  • Tyzeka Drug Interactions
    It may not be safe to combine Tyzeka with products like Lipitor, Rebif, or Lopid. This eMedTV Web selection contains a detailed list of drugs that may cause interactions with Tyzeka and describes the serious complications that these reactions may cause.
  • Tyzeka Medication Information
    Doctors may prescribe Tyzeka to prevent the spread of hepatitis B virus in the body and reduce liver damage. This eMedTV resource takes a brief look at Tyzeka, with information on how to use this medication. It also links to more details.
  • Tyzeka Overdose
    As this eMedTV Web page discusses, an overdose of Tyzeka (telbivudine) may cause problems such as a fast heartbeat or lightheadedness. This article lists other possible effects of an overdose and explains how symptoms may be treated.
  • Tyzeka Side Effects
    As explained in this eMedTV article, extensive clinical studies have shown that common side effects of Tyzeka include nausea, coughing, and fatigue. This page examines the results of this research, including details on dangerous problems that may occur.
  • Tyzeka Uses
    Tyzeka is prescribed to help slow down the spread of the hepatitis B virus in people with liver damage. This eMedTV resource explains when Tyzeka is used, how it works, and whether children can use it.
  • Tyzeka Warnings and Precautions
    People who are taking certain medications or have certain allergies should not take Tyzeka. This eMedTV article examines important safety precautions to be aware of with Tyzeka, including warnings of potentially dangerous complications that may occur.
  • Viral Hepatitis
    Viral hepatitis is liver inflammation caused by a virus. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at the various forms of hepatitis -- hepatitis A, B, C, D, and others -- including information on treatment, prevention, diagnosis, and more.
  • Viral Hepatitis Causes
    All viral hepatitis causes are the same -- infection with the hepatitis virus is what causes the condition. This eMedTV resource lists the types of viruses that cause each form of hepatitis and includes links to more detailed information.
  • Viral Hepatitis Diagnosis
    When making a viral hepatitis diagnosis, as this eMedTV Web page explains, a healthcare provider will ask questions, perform a physical exam, and do certain tests. For example, special blood tests can be used to help confirm the disease.
  • Viral Hepatitis Prevention
    As this eMedTV page explains, viral hepatitis prevention methods include practicing safe sex, not taking IV drugs, and avoiding other high-risk situations. Links to information on preventing specific types of viral hepatitis are also included.
  • Viral Hepatitis Symptoms
    As this eMedTV page explains, viral hepatitis symptoms may include headache, loss of appetite, and dark-colored urine, among others. This article offers an in-depth discussion on other possible signs and symptoms, including when they are likely to occur.
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