Treatment Options for Autoimmune Hepatitis

Available Treatment Options

Mild cases of the disease may not require treatment. However, treatment is required for more serious cases to help fight acute episodes. There are several treatment options, your doctor will determine which is best for you. Some individuals may require lifelong medication to keep the body’s autoimmune response under control and keep the liver healthy.

Two main medications as treatment for autoimmune hepatitis include:

  • Prednisone
  • Azathioprine

Other treatment methods may be added if medications are no longer effective and if there are any complications. Your treatment should be supervised by a hepatologist, which is a liver health specialist.