Can certain medications increase Hep B viral load? Daily I take Adderal, Wellbutrin and Minocycline 200 mg oral antibiotic to control Rosacea. I don’t take any supplements, vitamins or Ibuprofen, tylenol or aspirin ever. I also do not drink alcohol or smoke. The reason I am asking is because in 12 months time my viral load had doubled.
There are no data suggest that any of these medications will affect HBV activity.
HBV DNA can fluctuate over time, a 2-fold change is not really clinically significant.
I assume you are not taking antiviral medication currently?
Thank you so much for your response. I didn’t really think any medications could increase viral load, I just wanted to be sure.
No I am not on any viral medication for my Hep B and never have been.
It was just a shock to me that it had doubled as I am almost 52, found out at 19 when I was pregnant with my first child, and in all these years my viral load has remained the same and never increased.
Someday I will share my story. Thanks again!