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Hepatitis A

You are likely to contract Hepatitis A if you have been in contact with water or food that has been contaminated with the virus. You might also contract the disease if you have come into contact with the blood or the stool of the person who has the disease currently. No medication is known to treat the hepatitis A symptoms; however, a vaccine or an immune globulin shot has proved to be most effective in preventing it.

Hepatitis B

The hepatitis B virus can be spread by contact with body fluids or blood of a person with the infection. For those who have acute hepatitis B are not usually treated with medication. But those who suffer from chronic hepatitis B are given antiviral medication in case of liver damage. Medication choices include Interferons like interferon alfa-2b and pegylated interferon alfa-2a. Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors or NRTIs like adefovir, lamivudine, entecavir and telbivudine and other medications prescribed to treat this liver condition.

Hepatitis C

This disease is the result of a virus induced liver infection that could lead to cirrhosis, permanent liver damage or liver failure over time. Chronic hepatitis C can only be treated with an antiviral. Medication choices include peginterferons which are a little similar to a protein present in your body that fights the infection. Combination antiviral therapy with ribavirin and interferons is also used to help your body get rid of the virus.

Liver cancer

Few drugs that are prescribed commonly to patients of liver cancer are Aldactone, Avastin, Lasix, Nexavar, Ambien, Capecitabine, Irinotecan, Oxaliplatin, Tarceva and pain medications.

Fatty liver

Fatty liver or steatosis hepatitis is a condition involving accumulation of large vacuoles of triglyceride fat in the liver cells due to steatosis.