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If I have cirrhosis, are there any medications I should to avoid?

If I have cirrhosis, are there any medications I should to avoid?

Depends: Depends on cause of the cirrhosis and how severe it is. Many, many drugs are metabolized in the liver; some should not be used by people with cirrhosis, others can be used but need to be at lower dose and taken less often. Alcohol must especially be avoided, no matter what the cause. The list is too long to give here - talk to your doctor and your pharmacist about any medications you are taking. ...Read more

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Is there a medication to improve cirrhosis of the liver?

Is there a medication to improve cirrhosis of the liver?

No: There are no therapies proven to improve cirrhosis. There are many therapies available to improve and control symptoms. If you have infectious hepatitis, treatment for this may improve disease a bit. ...Read more

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What to do when cirrhosis patient have a fiver ?what traditional drug or diet is good for her?

What to do when cirrhosis patient have a fiver ?what traditional drug or diet is good for her?

Fever : You should contact your fever. Patients with cirrhosis can get sick quickly if the fever is related to a systemic infection. So a good history and exam is needed. In the interim measure your temp and keep a record. Diet is a complex and can't be answered in this format. Seek help for your fever. ...Read more

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Can cirrhosis be caused by takin so many drugs that have fda alerts on them today from over the years?

Can cirrhosis be caused by takin so many drugs that have fda alerts on them today from over the years?

Unlikely: Cirrhosis is a result of persistent or recurrent severe inflammation of the liver cells with subsequent scarring. It has many causes, but without knowing what drugs you were taking, in what quantity and for how long it is nearly impossible to predict side effects. ...Read more

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With cirrhosis can I still take pain medication with sleep meds n it?

With cirrhosis can I still take pain medication  with sleep meds n it?

Clinic Pharmacology : As long as prescribed by your doctor who appreciates the degree of your cirrhosis to guide choice of appropriate medications and dose. Added attention is required in presence of relevant co-morbid conditions such as history of delirium, hepatic encephalopathy, illicit substance use, alcohol abuse. Seizures, and GI bleed. ...Read more

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How can a person have cirrhosis of the liver if he is not a drinker or drug user?

How can a person have cirrhosis of the liver if he is not a drinker or drug user?

Most aren't!: There are a number of causes of cirrhosis including: too much fat in the liver (a.K.A. Nash), viruses that were not necessarily contracted by using drugs (hepatitis b/c, others), metabolic diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's disease, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), autoimmune processes (autoimmune hepatitis, pbc, psc) and medications. ...Read more

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How long can a patient with cirrhosis of the liver with symptoms managed by medications survive after a TIPS procedure?

How long can a patient with cirrhosis of the liver with symptoms managed by medications survive after a TIPS procedure?

Maybe good news: The procedure can greatly improve the quality of one's life at the possible expense of making hepatic encephalopathy a bit worse. If a cause of cirrhosis can be found and removed, the condition can reverse partially. I don't know the cause, but with the new cure for hepatitis C, and the possibility that anyone may suddenly sober up, don't give up hope. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there particular citrus fruits a person with liver cirrhosis should avoid?

No: In general, it would be a good idea to minimize salt intake and also protein intake if cirrhosis is advanced. But otherwise you should eat well-balanced healthy diet rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. fruits including citrus provide an abundance of potassium,  magnesium, and vitamin c. Citrus fruits could aggravate acid reflux symptoms though. ...Read more

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