Posted by MIKE on July 27, 1999 at 09:48:55
HAVE YOU HEARD OF BEING TREATED WITH LAMIVUDINE FOR 6 WEEKS TO KNOCK DOWN THE VIRAL LOAD THEN STOPPING AND STARTING INTERFERON TREATMENT?
Posted by HFHSM.D.-D.M. on July 31, 1999 at 17:10:21
Sure, there is a lot of interest in using lamivudine and interferon together in the treatment of hepatitis B. My understanding is that trials to date that have tried to use lamivudine first and interferon second have not been not shown that this is better than just using lamividuine alone. Perhaps we just need more time and work to find the right combinations and right order.
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