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Cirrhosis Any Medications 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's an estimate prognosis for cirrhosis alcoholic with decompress episode varice bleeding survived and he trigger by medication episode?
50%: Studies suggest on an average 50% mortality at 2 years. ...Read more
My life partner as been diagnose with cirrhosis with inflam.Hepititsis. I don't know where to go from here, if he refuses to quit because he likes the so called fun he thinks he is having while drinking, and likes the taste of it. Is there any medication
Possibly: Antabuse could help if your partner is willing to use this which would make drinking alcohol impossible as your partner would vomit every time tried to drink but it sounds like your partner is in denial about alcohol and the problems it is causing self. More important would be for your partner to get into aa or another alcohol recovery program but your partner will need to be willing first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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