Hepatitis A

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What is Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A (formerly known as infectious hepatitis) is an acute infectious disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV), which is most commonly transmitted by the fecal-oral route via contaminated food or drinking water.

Common symptoms reported by people with Hepatitis A

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Hepatitis A

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Espresso, Latte, Strong)
Type
Nutrition/Diet
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic-50)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Breath Meditation)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with Hepatitis A, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments taken by people with Hepatitis A

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Espresso, Latte, Strong)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Bipolar mixed episodes
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Bipolar manic episodes
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic-50)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Bipolar manic episodes
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Breath Meditation)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Depressed mood (1)
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Drowsy in a.m.
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with Hepatitis A, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hepatitis A on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 4
30s 4
40s 4
50s 4
60s 2
70+ 0

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

57% Females
43% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 17
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from Hepatitis A patients who have completed their condition history
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