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what are some liver friendly otc medications that i can take for a cold or allergies? i have hcv?

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Dr. PETER Stanfield
45 years experience Psychiatry
Cold: Avoid any meds with acetaminophen. Otherwise is fairly O.K.
Answered on Jun 16, 2013
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Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Watch doses: People who have hepatitis c and cirrhosis need to be very careful about medications. If you don't have a lot of scarring, most cold medicines are safe in moderation. Look at how much tylenol ( generic acetaminophen) is in the different preparations and don't take more than 3 grams a day. Herbal products can have substances in them that are not recorded so be cautious.
Answered on Jun 16, 2013
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