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Effexor Liver Metabolism
Due to the fact I taking depakote&effexor. Will detoxing my liver be healthy ?If so what are some healthy safe ways.
No: The liver is needed for life, to break down and remove certain drugs and chemicals that are not needed or are harmful to the body. The liver also does many other crucial duties, such as making proteins, blood clotting factors, bile, etc... All one can do is avoid damaging the liver, and the liver will keep itself as healthy as possible. One should eat healthy foods, but ignore "detox" gimmicks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
I have been taking Depakote and Effexor (venlafaxine) for a lil over a decade, worried abouy my liver will detoxing help it and if yes, what are the best ways ?
Get blood test: Liver function can and should be checked periodically by a simple blood test ordered by your doctor. Also, the actual blood level of Depakote and the need for both medicines should be checked periodically. The liver itself is a detoxifier; changing medication or specific medical treatment, if needed, should be advised by your doctor. No home remedy is reliable or recommended. ...Read more
My liver enzymes are high, could it be the antidepressants I am using? I am on effexor, (venlafaxine) what do I do if that is what's causing it?
I goofed up and took Effexor (venlafaxine) twice on same day (total 825 mg). No outward signs of overdose. Chance of covert damage to heart, liver, etc? :(
Unlikely: Just be careful in futureGet a more detailed answer ›
Hi there, I am on 400mg of Lamictal as of last week and now take 450mg of Effexor (venlafaxine) on top. I am worried about my liver but It helps my weight loss woes?
The pill dilemma: We must acknowledge the perspective of individual biology and the issue that some people come from heavy families. Kindness required. That said, if you don't eat it you can't wear it. If you take pills to address the problem you are choosing to accept risks in exchange for choosing to come at the problem this way. There is no free ride, as was revealed in the phen/fen debacle. ...Read more
Effexor (venlafaxine) 225mg hs, Neurontin 200mg bid, lisinopril 5mg ac, Prilosec 20mg ac, hydroxyzine 50mg hs, ativan .5 mg prn, too many rx's daily- liver damage?
Probably Not: Especially for someone who is young. Neurontin (gabapentin) doesn't even get metabolized by the liver. That being said, it makes sense to monitor you liver w/regular lab-work & to ask yourself if exercise, nutrition, & meditation can help your symptoms & reduce your pill burden. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Masseuse thinks it's autoimmune dysf. I'm worried- serotonin syndrome?/liver or kidney damage? -on 300mg Effexor, (venlafaxine) 60mg Adderall & drink. HBP, edema..
Masseuse : Why not ask the masseuse to recommend a good rheumatologist. If you'd rather an opinion from a real doctor, you might see a FP or an internist and let them evaluate you ...Read more
Will high ALT (76) affect alcoholic metabolism by liver? I mean time taken to metabolize compared to normal person.
See below : Can't say with certainty but most likely effects will be minimal. ...Read more
My LDL is around 275. Age is 35. Suggest me way to reduce LDL without statin drugs. Does liver metabolism contribute in raising ldl. ?
Careful: Your LDL is very high, the liver is involved in cholesterol metabolism, you should try diet, weight loss and exercise if this fails you need medications. Here are some example of cholesterol rich foods: red meat, butter, eggs, cheese, shellfish, shrimps, caviar and fast food in general. Vegetables, beans, salads, chicken, and fish rich in omega three are better alternatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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