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Can I still take allegra (fexofenadine) if I have liver disease?

Can I still take allegra (fexofenadine) if I have liver disease?

Maybe: Allegra (fexofenadine) is metabolized mainly through the liver so the dosage will need to be adjusted. It will depend on how severe the liver disease and the dosage of allegra (fexofenadine). You need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What can I take for leg pain if I have liver disease?

What can I take for leg pain if I have liver disease?

Leg pain: Try drinking tonic water. It has quinine which helps with leg cramps.
Valium and Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) are good muscle relaxants but must be prescribed by a physician.
Good luck ...Read more

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I have liver disease. Is there anything I could take for my libido. I am 49 and post menopausal.

I have liver disease. Is there anything I could take for my libido. I am 49 and post menopausal.

Sure...: ...but at the risk of a considerable cost to your health. Since we don't know what kind of liver disease you have, your co-morbidities, or your other circumstances we can only speak in generalities. Explore your question with a local doctor who knows you well. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to take glutathione when you have fatty liver disease?

Would it be okay to take glutathione when you have fatty liver disease?

See below: There are reports indicating that antioxidant glutathione may help with chronic fatty liver. Talk to your doctor to be sure. It may be more important to treat the underlying causes such as alcohol, obesity, high fat diet, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, hypertension, toxic medications, etc. ...Read more

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Please advise! How much alcohol does it take to cause fatty liver disease?

Please advise! How much alcohol does it take to cause fatty liver disease?

Fatty liver disease: The most common cause of fatty liver disease is being overweight. Excess glucose is stored as glycogen primarily in the liver. Etoh can contribute to fatty liver due to the excess carbohydrates being consumed. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how much drinking does it take to get fatty liver disease?

Depends: On how much damage your liver got from other conditions, such as hepatitis, elevated lipids, or other toxins besides alcohol. Surprisingly little in some people. And some people manage to get fatty liver even without drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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If you have elevated transaminasemia once from drinking then get retested two more times after could you still have liver disease? I'm an alcoholic.

Possible: Liver disease can be present with or without elevations of transaminases. Recognizing your illness is a good start toward restoring health. ...Read more

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How long does it take to reverse fatty liver disease?

Can be really fast: A few days of sobriety can clear up the liver if it's due to a wild alcohol party holiday. When it's due to lack of exercise, a few weeks can effect a striking improvement. Finding fatty liver is often a life-saving wake-up call. Be proactive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Please explain why is it bad to take statins when you have liver disease?

Please explain why is it bad to take statins when you have liver disease?

Risk versus benefit: Many medications, including statins, cause a very small percentage of people to develop liver injury which is generally mild but enough to concern physicians. It's a matter of weighing what's best for a person overall in a world in which no one can be certain of outcomes and much of medical practice is driven by fear of legal liability. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you take hydroxycut do you have a chance of catching liver disease?

I'm just wondering, if you take hydroxycut do you have a chance of catching liver disease?

I DO NOT KNOW: But for sure you may be restless, jittery, irritated, be constipated, have an increased heart rate, have insomnia, even seizures, have elevated bp. Liver damage? I am not aware of it! . ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure fatty liver disease? Any advice on what medicine to take to cure the disease?

Is it possible to cure fatty liver disease? Any advice on what medicine to take to cure the disease?

2 issues: alcohol and cholesterol: abstain from all alcoholic beverages and have your blood tested fro cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL and HDL/total cholesterol ratio, Exercise daily and add fiber to your diet. Repeat blood tests in 3 months. ...Read more

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Is Alleve safe to take for someone with Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease?

Is Alleve safe to take for someone with Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease?

Yes if no cirrhosis: Aleve (naproxen) and Motrin (ibuprofen) are primarily excreted by the kidneys and not metabolized in the liver. If a patient with NAFLD is asymptomatic, has normal liver function (bilirubin) and no evidence of cirrhosis Aleve and Motrin can be taken without toxicity.
NSAIDS can occasionally elevate hepatic enzymes so it's
probably wise to check LFT's occasionally if using NSAIDS regularly. ...Read more

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Raised ALT of 141 and still rising should I be worried. I have been referred to liver disease specialist. I am not a drinker either?

Raised ALT of 141 and still rising should I be worried. I have been referred to liver disease specialist. I am not a drinker either?

Different reasons: There are many different causes of alt elevation, among the most common once are obesity and high cholesterol related, medication induced, hepatitis b and c, autoimmune disorders and etc. See a liver specialist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I'm still worried and convinced I have end stage liver disease despite having two normal fibroscan readings and a contrast MRI? Freaking out daily.

I'm still worried and convinced I have end stage liver disease despite having two normal fibroscan readings and a contrast MRI? Freaking out daily.

See doc: If your liver function tests and radiology studies are normal and your hepatitis A B C are negative, perhaps you are obsessing about liver disease as a sign of mental stress
that is expressing itself in the form of disease obssesion.
there are medications that can help you with this behavior ...Read more

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How much alcohol abuse does it take for the onset of liver disease?

Alcohol consequences: Some people are resilient and can absorb a lot withut results till late. But mental consequences are disastrous to self and family and to all your loved ones. It is deadly inherited and younger generations suffer much more than the first gen, from schizophrenia and severe mental problems along with alcoholism. Autism also is a result on kids, adhd, disabling anxiety. Treat now. ...Read more

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Please advise! How much alcohol abuse does it take for the onset of liver disease or symptoms of?

Depends on: Your ability to detoxify alcohol. Certain people have inefficient enzymes and can get liver damage and GI cancers with even small amounts of alcohol, while others seem to be spared. Moderation, especially with alcohol, is important. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take whey protein drinks when you have fatty liver disease?

Is it ok to take whey protein drinks when you have fatty liver disease?

Yes: I'm going to assume that the cause has been identified as metabolic syndrome or recovering from alcohol abuse. This is very good idea as a (maybe the) mainstay of your recovery should be aerobic fitness. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed as having liver disease. Should I take Claritin (loratadine) for allergy relief?

Meds adjustment: You can take the same Claritin (loratadine) dose but space it out every other day instead of everyday if you have liver failure. If you have chronic liver disease but your liver functions well, Claritin (loratadine) can be taken as regular doses and frequency. ...Read more

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What are the causes of yellowish eyes beyond liver disease? I just have dry eyes, but still I have them. Are these reversible?

What are the causes of yellowish eyes beyond liver disease? I just have dry eyes, but still I have them. Are these reversible?

"Yellowish" eyes: Or "muddy sclerae" can be completely normal (genetic) Yellow eyes (lemon scalerae can be due to overuse of
carotene (as in carrots), Renal failure can yellow the sclerae

Google it for more!
BTW Dry eyes may be due to a disease. ..and may respond to eye medication!
See your opthamologist!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Having a history of fatty liver disease, should I still consume a glass or half of red wine a day for cardio-protective effects?

Having a history of fatty liver disease, should I still consume a glass or half of red wine a day for cardio-protective effects?

May be not: Fatty liver is usually caused by high storage of triglycerides -- and this is caused by too much calorie intakes from perhaps diet or alcohol and usually the liver enzymes is mildly elevated. So, I don't think I would advise you to drink wine for cardioprotective at this time, instead I would advise you to take up exercise and healthy diet and weight management --. ...Read more

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Are Newton homeopathics safe for liver disease and kidney disease patients. Is it safe to take more than one product at a time?

Are Newton homeopathics safe for liver disease and kidney disease patients. Is it safe to take more than one product at a time?

Depends: It depends upon what you are taking and why you are taking it. Please consult your physician before taking anything - especially if you have liver disease and or kidney disease. Take care. ...Read more

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Is having some breathing problems associated with fatty liver disease? I have moments were I have 2 take a deep breath because I lose my breath.

Is having some breathing problems associated with fatty liver disease? I have moments were I have 2 take a deep breath because I lose my breath.

Fatty liver: This should not have anything to do with any issues you have breathing. Having to take a deep breath every now and then can be normal. ...Read more

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Is a total cholesterol of 126 and LDL of 63 too low? Possible liver disease? I take 20 mg simvistatin daily. I am a former heavy drinker. LFT wnl.

Is a total cholesterol of 126 and LDL of 63 too low? Possible liver disease? I take 20 mg simvistatin daily. I am a former heavy drinker. LFT wnl.

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your blood tests results are not too low if the values are stable.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Itchy during summer nights, especially when I sleep without shirt. However the rest of day I do not itch at work. I see google said itching can be sign of liver disease, I take xanax (alprazolam). But feel 100%?

Itchy during summer nights, especially when I sleep without shirt. However the rest of day I do not itch at work. I see google said itching can be sign of liver disease, I take xanax (alprazolam). But feel 100%?

It is possible: That the itching represents a skin sensation related to sedative use. This is especially true if its been more than 6 hrs from last xanax (alprazolam) dose. I am not saying this is the reason, but may contribute to intensity of symptoms as well. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Fexofenadine (Definition)

Fexofenadine is an antihistamine which is used to treat allergies such as hayfever, and hives. It can be taken once or twice a day. It is a second generation antihistamine and does not cause as much drowsiness as other antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benaryl) or chlorpheniramine. Always be careful about drowsiness with any antihistamine especially if driving ...Read more


Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Allegra (Definition)

Allegra is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more