5 Written questions
5 Multiple choice questions
- Shown to decrease drug resistance but not to be more effective in treatment.
- Guanosine nucleoside analog. More potent than Lamivudine and adefovir. HBV use. Can elevate LFTs.
- Treat and suppress viral replication before liver damage is extensive
- Reverse transcriptase inhibitor, HBV, patients can become resistant to this treatment. Highest in safety and patient tolerance.
- Headache, nausea, vomitting, diarrhea, rash, fever, fatigue, lethargy.
4 True/False questions
hepatitis A treatment → indicated for age 1yr or older with risk factors
PEGinterferon → Polyethylene glycol preparation of interferon that slows the rate of absorption, making treatment more effective, side effects lessened, once weekly administration.
Successful HBV treatment → can use immunoglobulin if known to be within 2 weeks of exposure
Telbivudine (Tyzeka) → HBV specific, drug resistance common, can elevate cpk and cause lactic acidosis.