there is no contrainidcation whatsoever to having or taking care of a dog while immunsouppressed as long as the dog has had the standard shots. cats are different because of the risk of organisms in their litter box. Enjoy the dog and congratulations on doing so well post transplantation.
if you didnt have HSAg (+) before the transplant you didnt have HBV so wouldnt need prophylaxis post-transplant. any of these oral medications would be life-long. The HBSAg could become (+) again but that would constitute a recurrence
there doesnt need to be an overlap period between the 2 medications. any of these to be switched to is OK. I am not sure though frankly why you need any treatment at all if your HBSAg was (-) prior to the btransplant
i suspect that this indeed can be a drug reaction that will take some time to resolve. using skin moisturizers is imperative and taking atarax (similar to benadryl) may be helpful during the day. Your doctor can also prescribe actigall which might help the itching. The liver tests are trendigf down so the problem should totally resolve.
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