Persistent Hepatitis Chronic Treatment
Treatment for chronic persistent hepatitis depends on underlying cause. Treatment often includes the avoidance of alcohol, liver disease diet, medications to control nausea, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Some with viral hepatitis may benefit from anti-viral medications.
Treatment for chronic persistent hepatitis may include:
- Do not drink alcohol.
- Liver disease diet
- Low protein diet
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Celecoxib (Celebrex)
- Narcotic pain medication:
- For moderate to severe pain
- For short term use only
- Medications for nausea and vomiting:
- Anti-viral medications for viral hepatitis
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Persistent Hepatitis Chronic Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of chronic persistent hepatitis.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Is surgery an option for me?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Do I need to lose weight?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- Do I need a special exercise program?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for complications?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
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