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Cirrhosis Any Medications Avoid
Alcohol: There are no currently available drugs to reduce alcohol consumption. The only drug in the past used to control alcohol use was "Antabuse". This must only be used under careful medical supervision because of its SERIOUS side effects. The best drug to reduce alcohol use is self control. Barring this try good psychotherapy and or AA. ...Read more
Many meds, also...: 327 (!) medications are known to interact with tamoxifen- not all seriously. The prescribing doc should supply this info! see http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-interactions/tamoxifen.Html the main herb that can interact is st john's wort. Gla, melatonin and tocotrienols may have supportive interactions- see http://www.Evitamins.Com/encyclopedia/assets/drug/tamoxifen/~default. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any over-the-counter medications MS vitamins that help with alcohol withdrawal and seizure prevention ?
Under Supervision: Withdrawal from alcohol should be taken quite seriously. If one has been drinking sufficient quantities of alcohol, there is a risk of severe withdrawal symptoms including seizures and even death. In such situations, there are no vitamins or over-the-counter supplements that can prevent such symptoms. Withdrawal alcohol, only under the supervision of a physician who understands the dangers. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How ?????: Liver is a complex organ, most of the time protects itself by detoxifying chemicals rarely fails, . Remarkable progress has been made in control of infections, b.P. Stroke, cancer, vas dis meta.Diseases etc by use of medications, prolonging life and virtually every drug could be hepato toxic and unavoidable. Watchful fda withdrawn several ( duracet, ruzulin, pemolin etc ) may be more to go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drug induced lupus: There is a fairly lengthy list of drugs that can induce a lupus-like syndrome, which can exacerbate lupus in a patient. The list includes anesthetics, antibiotics, anti-seizure drugs and others. So long as you always make sure that you doctors and dentists know that you have lupus, they will make sure that you don't get these meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PreSurgical meds: I am not a surgeon, but i know you should avoid Aspirin or products containing aspirin. This would include alka selzer, b c powders, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) as well as other preparations. These substances act as blood thinners and increase bleeding complications. Ginkgo biloba can have similar affects. Be sure and check with your surgeon, they probably have a list of what to avoid. Good luck. ...Read more
Very good reasons: In drugs that are central nervous system depressants, alcohol can increase their effects, sometimes dramatically, and result in overdose. With antibiotics, alcohol interferes with the body's ability to fight infection. Alcohol has many drug interactions, where it can increase or decrease the effectiveness of a particular drug, either causing more toxic effects or reducing the benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is difficult to predict the severity of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. It may cause increase of heart rate, blood pressure, sweating, confusion, and even hallucinations and seizures. Many patients do not need to be in a hospital, but they need good medical treatment. This is even more important in older people (sorry, more than 40 year old) with other problems, such as hypertension, diabetes, etc. ...Read more
None: You can likely drink small amounts with any of them. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can cirrhosis be caused by takin so many drugs that have fda alerts on them today from over the years?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 (disulfiram) 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
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
Is there any over-the-counter medications that can decrease blood ammonia in a cirrhosis patient and f so what?
Are there restrictions on certain food when you have liver cirrhosis? Aside from alcohol, what should I avoid?
Avoid alcohol: ; drugs that cause liver damage-- question doesn't tell whether you have cirrhosis already? ...Read more
Can cirrhosis itch be treated without addictive drugs so one can sleep at night? I can't tolerate these drugs, affects my liver enzymes also
How to control/reverse liver cirrhosis & portal hypertension?
Is sr9238 compound effective in reversing fatty liver? If so, which drug contains it?
Control underlying: Depends what the underlying cause is; for fatty liver disease/nash, control Insulin resistance; for alcoholic, stop alcohol, and for hepatitis virus, treat the virus. The compound is very new and exciting, but will take years of testing before it is available for clinical use. ...Read more
In Clinical trials x cirrhosis, "No illegal drugs or abused drugs" allowed before or during the study? Do they test you using urine or blood? Is legal
Read protocols: Trials are highly controlled to monitor for potential side effect of medications and interactions with other drugs as well as cure. It is legal to test as you are a voluntary participant in a study. A positive test would most likely result in your dismissal from the trial as you would have ongoing risk of infection with Hep B/C and HIV skewing the results of the trial and efficacy data. ...Read more
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