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Drugs For Cirrhosis
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?
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
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
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
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
Detox slowly: The safest way is just a very slow taper of the opiate, ie just reduce the dose by 10% every third or fourth day...Example go from ten oxy a day to nine and then keep at that level for 4 days then go to 8 and so on. Most people can cut their consumption in half but then run into a plateau. At that point, some Clonidine and some xanax can some things out. Big problem is not getting hooked oxana. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hx of alcohol/drug abuse and hep non a/b 30+ years ago. 3 mo. history of ruq pain, fullness, weight loss. Probable cancer, cirrhosis?
My mother's sgot is 87 and sgpt 77, given I am not taking any drugs nor alcohol... Does that mean a liver cirrhosis or hepatitis?
You or mother?: Mild elevations in liver enzymes, unknown significance, if not from alcohol, medications then possible from obesity as this is a leading cause of hepatitis. Discuss with your doctor. Mild elevations are not uncommon and don't usually indicated cirrhosis, but still finding a specific cause is important. ...Read more
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