5 Written questions
5 Multiple choice questions
- Polyethylene glycol preparation of interferon that slows the rate of absorption, making treatment more effective, side effects lessened, once weekly administration.
- can use immunoglobulin if known to be within 2 weeks of exposure
- affect viral replication, indicated for Hep B,C,D, can give IV, IM, or SC. Flu-like side effects.
- Nucleoside analogue, use with peginterferon. This drug blunts viral replication. HCV use.
- Treat and suppress viral replication before liver damage is extensive
4 True/False questions
Adefovir (Hepsera) → Nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor useful in HBV patients that have developed resistance to lamivudine.
Tenofovir (Viread) → Nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor useful in HBV patients that have developed resistance to lamivudine.
Common side effects of antivirals → Headache, nausea, vomitting, diarrhea, rash, fever, fatigue, lethargy.
Telbivudine (Tyzeka) → Reverse transcriptase inhibitor, HBV, patients can become resistant to this treatment. Highest in safety and patient tolerance.