Unfortunately, one week ago I was informed that I have Hep B. My doctor advised me to take Baraclude Entecavir. This medicine is very expensive in my country. It costs around 1000 USDA per month. My doctor told me that I can get it cheaper from India, but he also told me that there generic Entecavir in the Indian market. He insisted that I get Baraclude. Now, which pharmacies provide Baraclude in India?
please, help me. I have to start the treatment asap.
first of all baraclude is not an hbv cure and being positive to hbv doesn t mean you have to take drugs, especially antivirals which have no effect on hbv they can only block liver damage so if you have no liver damage there is no reason to take it
second your doctor, from your post, sounds like a drug seller and not a doctor
third, baraclude and indian generics are the same thing, there is no reason to buy the most expensive one
these are the tests needed to know your status and if antivirals are necessary:
find a better doctor, liver specialist and updated one
fibroscan, this will tell if you have liver damage
hbsag quantity by abbott architect in iu/ml, this will tell if interferon can clear hbv once and for all
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.