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  1. Polyethylene glycol preparation of interferon that slows the rate of absorption, making treatment more effective, side effects lessened, once weekly administration.
  2. Treat and suppress viral replication before liver damage is extensive
  3. loss of HBeAg status and seroconversion to anti-HBeAg. NO CURE FOR HBV.
  4. Reverse transcriptase inhibitor, chronic HBV
  5. Headache, nausea, vomitting, diarrhea, rash, fever, fatigue, lethargy.

4 True/False questions

  1. Entecavir (Baraclude)Guanosine nucleoside analog. More potent than Lamivudine and adefovir. HBV use. Can elevate LFTs.

          

  2. Adefovir (Hepsera)Reverse transcriptase inhibitor, chronic HBV

          

  3. Ribavirin (Copegus, Rebetol)Nucleoside analogue, use with peginterferon. This drug blunts viral replication. HCV use.

          

  4. Combination therapyShown to decrease drug resistance but not to be more effective in treatment.

          

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