Hepatitis B

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What is hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B is a viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver. It is primarily transmitted by IV exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.

Common symptoms reported by people with hepatitis B

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with hepatitis B

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

(Viread)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
hepatitis B (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Baraclude)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
hepatitis B (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Exercise
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(E-Cigarette)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with hepatitis B, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with hepatitis B

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Viread)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
hepatitis B (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Baraclude)
Perceived effectiveness
for hepatitis B (2 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
hepatitis B (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Perceived effectiveness
for stress (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(E-Cigarette)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hepatitis B, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has hepatitis B on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 31
30s 76
40s 50
50s 44
60s 37
70+ 15
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
20-29 years 22
30-39 years 7
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 164
Female 91

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 111
Not Diagnosed 10

These charts show data from hepatitis B patients who have completed their condition history
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