Here is My Question:
Which medicine is the best for a man that has had Hepatitis B?
Prior Hep B infections do not limit our ability to use any DMT. If there is risk of latent activation of the Hepatitis B virus based on serological and antigen testing and you are planning to take a high risk Immunosupressive treatment (e.g., anti-CD20 therapies including Rituximab, Ocrelizumab, Ofatumumab and ublituximab), you will need to take entecavir or tenofovir (both anti-viral therapies) while on anti-CD20 treatment for your MS and for up to 6 to 12 months after stopping anti-CD20 treatment. As always, please consult with your doctor.
Revere P (Rip) Kinkel, MDProfessor of Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
University of California San Diego
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