What will happen if you discontinue antiviral pill intake


What will happen if you begin to take pill and then stop if viral load low and then start again if viral load high again, many cycles od start stop start stop ?
They say virus will mutate and pill will not work anymore if you do this ? What is the percentage of not working anymore ?


Dear hepb1
I have read your question on stopping and starting hep b treatment.This topic has been covered widely in this community and I suggest you read widely and many of your concerns will be answered.

Yes, this sort of cycling increases the risk of producing an antiviral resistant mutant virus, so it is very strong advice to always keep taking your antivirals if you have started.



I ve read treatment is pretty much a lifetime thing.

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