5 Written Questions
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor useful in HBV patients that have developed resistance to lamivudine.
- Treat and suppress viral replication before liver damage is extensive
- HBV specific, drug resistance common, can elevate cpk and cause lactic acidosis.
- can use immunoglobulin if known to be within 2 weeks of exposure
- Polyethylene glycol preparation of interferon that slows the rate of absorption, making treatment more effective, side effects lessened, once weekly administration.
4 True/False Questions
Tenofovir (Viread) → Nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor useful in HBV patients that have developed resistance to lamivudine.
Alpha-Interferons → affect viral replication, indicated for Hep B,C,D, can give IV, IM, or SC. Flu-like side effects.
Common side effects of antivirals → Headache, nausea, vomitting, diarrhea, rash, fever, fatigue, lethargy.
Entecavir (Baraclude) → Reverse transcriptase inhibitor, chronic HBV