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Doxycycline Liver Damage
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Doxycycline has been associated with rare instances of hepatic injury, the cause of the idiosyncratic liver injury associated with Doxycycline is unknown, but several features (short latency, recurrence with re-exposure) suggest an immunoallergic etiology.
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Yes indeed: Some people are sensitive to this stuff and get elevated liver enzymes from it. It's easy to find out -- your physician can recheck you after two weeks off the stuff. The tetracycline family of meds are great, especially for acne, and are life-savers in rickettsial disease, but there are other good substitutes for long-term if one's made you sick. ...Read more
Can "Himalaya's Liv52" be used while on Doxycycline hydrochloride (100mg) to reduce hepatotoxic effects and help support/maintain liver health?
Himalaya's Liv52: There is no FDA approved testing that shows this item does anything for liver health or is safe for use under any condition. Thus, there is no US literature that provides adequate assurances of safety while taking with doxycycline. There is a body of literature from India and Europe that is focused on Liv52. ...Read more
Can doxycycline 200mg increase liver enzymes or cause them to be high (ast&alt) or is it unlikely?
Yes: Yes, Doxycycline can indeed raise live enzymes, as can many safe drugs. The question really is, how much are they elevated and how quickly do the come down after stopping it. It would also be nice to know what your liver enzymes were prior to being on the doxy, if the baseline is available. ...Read more
Had RMSF for 6 weeks before doxycycline treatment last year. Could elevated liver enzymes one year later be related?
No: Usually, RMSF symptoms will show themselves early in the disease, not a year later. Not Doxy either. ...Read more
Multiple causes: There are many causes of liver damage. Excess alcohol use is a major cause. Hepatitis and abnormal iron storage can also be the reason. Fat storage in the liver may be a problem if it becomes extensive. Autoimmune diseaes is also a possibility. If you have abnormal liver tests or suspect a problem, you should discuss the situation with your doctor now. ...Read more
Depends but yes: What is the cause of the liver damage (virus, immune system, toxins, drugs)? Is the damage ongoing (alcohol, etc.)? In most cases, the liver has an amazing capacity to repair itself and reverse scar tissue that has formed. A person can donate half their liver to another person and they will both usually be ok. Treat your liver well and it will treat you well. ...Read more
Labs / Biopsy: Biopsy is the gold standard to evaluate liver damage. This test is not done on everyone. Liver function tests can let a doctor know if there is ongoing inflammation of the liver. There are different tests like Fibrospect that is a less invasive than a liver biopsy that can help. All of this has to be put in context with your medical conditions/ history, etc. And discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
It depends: It all depends on the cause of the liver damage and how much was "damaged". This might be able to be determined by seeing a liver specialist. ...Read more
Alcohol: Yes this is 1 of the signs. ...Read more
Considerable: Kidney stones can cause significant pain as they either block (obstruct) the urine flow and cause pressure to build up, or simply by moving down the ureter (they are often very sharp). On the other hand, "liver damage" (and I don't know what you mean by that) should not cause any pain. Gallstones might cause pain in your right upper quadrant but this is not liver damage. ...Read more
Cirrhosis: If you have cirrhosis, the answer is yes. ...Read more
Pain: Pain is pain; intensity is a personal subjective issue. ...Read more
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Could you suggest good herbal supplements that help with anxiety, but don't cause potential liver damage?
Yes, possibly: Chamomile, passion flower, lemon balm, and theanine are a few that come to mind. Valerian and kava may be the ones you were thinking of with possible liver toxicity. In some people, st. John's wort might be useful -- even though it's more famous for use in mild-moderate depression. It's important for you to know that there are also very effective talk therapies for anxiety. ...Read more
Could I be overdosing on OTC pain killers, but not have to go to the ER from it cause liver damage / liver disease?
Yes: Many such medications are metabolized by the liver and in excess are toxic. ...Read more
If a person is in end stage renal disease and needs a kidney, would liver damage exclude them from getting a transplant?
Depends on severity: The liver can tolerate a significant degree of damage before it becomes apparent that there is a problem. The extent of damage is assessed in multiple ways ranging from understanding symptoms linked to liver disease (if there are any), blood tests, imaging tests, and very often a biopsy to look at the liver cells. Severe damage will likely require a liver txp too. Mild to moderate damage may not. ...Read more
What do these high blood test numbers mean? Liver damage: blood test: alp 126 u/l gamma GT 85 u/l plts 454 x10 3/ul
Is taking oratane 10mg one a day to treat acne safe? This amount can cause liver damage or not if I take it for 2 to 3 months?
Inadequate: 10 mg dose that u r proposing to take may be inadequate dose for acne.Actual dose is 0.5-1mg/kg/day given twice a day for 15-20 weeks. So guessing ur weight to be more 20 kg suggests that u may be taking a very low dose and therefore the drug may not help you. The dose being low may not be hepatotoxic so may be safe for your liver. Best is to discuss all ur concerns with your dermatologist. ...Read more
Is the fybrosure test a good way to determine what stage you liver damage is or would a byopisie be better? Finished hep C treatment!
No more Biopsies?: Yes. It is a very good and safe way to measure fibrosis of the liver. Liver biopsies are now going the way of history and are being perform much less often than in previous years. ...Read more
I currently take around 200 Mg of Benedryl (diphenhydramine 25Mg x 8) every night to sleep. I'm worried about addiction and liver damage?
Taking 200 Mg of Benedryl every night to sleep indicates Dependence or Addiction.
There is risk of liver damage if Benadryl Tylenol (acetaminophen) in it.
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Which has a greater effect of liver damage when binge drinking once or twice a year or drinking everyday 5 drinks. I would think everyday.
Alcoholism: I'm not sure which is the fastest way to get cirrhosis and ruin your liver, but it is time to at least read the book alcoholics anonymous. It will help you identify whether you are an alcoholic, which you almost certainly are, and tell you about the most effective method ever found for relieving you of this suicidal behavior. It is more freeing than you could ever imagine. Good luck. ...Read more
Been on 10/325 for 11 year for pain. New fda drug zohrydro has no tylenol (acetaminophen). Concerned about liver damage. Is this a better rx?
I've read enlarged spleen from fatty liver only occurs after extensive liver damage. Can a "mildly fatty liver" cause a painful enlarged spleen?
I am 21 and have had chronic hep b for 2 years. I have no liver damage but was started on Entecavir. 5 mg. Can I expect a normal life expectancy?
Yes but depends on: Liver enzymes and viral levels, be sure you see your liver specialist for labs every 6 months or so, they are searching for cures of this like they found for hep C ...Read more
I binge drank once last year and once again this year, I also drank every few months ~5 drinks/sitting, I have stopped drinking, perm. Liver damage?
Good choice: To stop drinking. It is unlikely that you have damaged your liver permanently, if at all. For males, healthy consumption is no more than 2 drinks per day. Mild levels of consumption cause no permanent harm. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I had acute liver damage, I am better but have recently noticed my urine smells very strong, I had my enzymes checked about a month ago but are fine?
I take Midol everytime im on my period atleast 4pills. But was reading it can cause liver damage how many would I have had to take for this to occur?
Midol: Midol Complete contains 500mg acetaminophen or Tylenol (http://www. Midol. Com/static/documents/WEB_Midol-Complete-Caplets-011.pdf). Assuming a healthy liver, most people can tolerate upwards of 3, 000-4, 000mg daily. Just beware that many medications contain acetaminophen so be sure to add up all that you take. But 4 pills a month shouldn't be an issue. ...Read more
Most of my eyes are white, but when I pull my lid down it has a light yellow tinge, I seem to have always had it, is it always a sign of liver damage?
I've taken 500mg daily, for two days, next day half of an excedrin migraine, and took 1000mg Tylenol today (4th day), any concern about liver damage?
Not short term: The rule of thumb is that if you take acetaminophen daily for a prolonged period (months plus) then 1000mg/day is the approx. Upper limit. However, if you're taking it short term 4000mg/day is the suggested liimit. You're no where near that for short term occasional use. No worries. ...Read more
I binge drank once last year and once again this year, I also drank every few months ~5 drinks/sitting, I have stopped drinking, liver damage possibl?
Possible but unlikel: Our liver is a remarkably tolerant organ able to put up with quite a bit of abuse. While I can't put an exact number at which binge drinking causes liver damage, we never recommend more than moderate consumption, which is 1 drink/d for women & 2/d for men. And no, you're not allowed to average over several days of abstinence. Blood tests via your FamilyDoc can confirm health of your liver. ...Read more
I am a 68yr old female with diabetics, hep c, liver damage. I have temperature every afternoon of 100.3 for 5 days no other symptom, any idecan?
I have pain behind my right rib tonight. I have been recently told I have liver damage whilst I was in hospital. Should I go to hospital or let it pas?
Sorry to hear this. If you have pain behind your right rib it could be related to liver damage or it could be something else.
Two choices -
1: Go to the local Emergency facility today
2: Get in contact with the doctor (s) who told you that you have liver damage. In particular you must be told what the real issue is and what should be done about it.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more