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New treatments for Hepatitis B

The funding of entecavir, a new tablet treatment for Hepatitis B, has given a much better choice of treatments for this infection. In particular, this new drug has much lower rates of resistance over time and is the preferred option if starting treatment for the first time.

You will need to be referred to a specialist gastroenterologist who will need to apply for a Special Authority for this drug.

Previous treatment with Lamivudine (Zeffix) is a contra-indication for this treatment.

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