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Medications for Viral Hepatitis

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The information provided here is meant to give you a general idea about each of the medications listed below. Only the most general side effects are included, so ask your doctor if you need to take any special precautions. Use each of these medications as recommended by your doctor, or according to the instructions provided. If you have further questions about usage or side effects, talk to your doctor.
Medications may be given to treat hepatitis B or C. The drugs have limited success and may produce side effects. More than one drug may be advised. Not all people are candidates for treatment with these medications. Discuss your treatment options with your doctor.

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