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How does metronidazole (flagyl) affect the liver?

How does metronidazole (flagyl) affect the liver?

Generally doesn't: Metronidazole is not known to be hepatotoxic.

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Liver (Definition)

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


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What is a great way to detoxify your liver from flagyl as I am still experiencing side efts frm it. Loss of app, anxiety, depression. Started right at?

Side Effects DNE Tox: Side effects Do Not Equal Toxicity to body. SE's occur because a drug causes unwanted reactions in the body but this doesn't imply you're toxic. Best way to CLEAR Flagyl from your system is to STOP taking it followed by good hydration/nutrition to aid in metabolism of the drug but this should be with your doc's direction. More questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi

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Can antibiotics like cipro (ciprofloxacin) or Flagyl effect the liver?

No and yes: Although anything can probably do anything, Metronidazole can affect the liver and Ciprofloxacin not.

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What cause liver damage?

What cause liver damage?

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.

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Is liver damage reversible?

Is liver damage reversible?

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.

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How to tell if I have liver damage?

How to tell if I have liver damage?

Look in mirror: If you are jaundiced, yellow pallor to skin or whites of eyes. Redness to palms, itching with no direct cause, loss of taste then I would check with your doctor. Check side effects of any and all medications that you take even supplements.

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What could be causing my liver damage?

What could be causing my liver damage?

Several reasons: There are many reasons that can cause your liver disease. Such as, overuse of alcohol, virus, fat in the liver (with obesity, diabetes, unhealthy diet etc), overactive immune system, medications, drugs, and many others.

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How to know if I have any signs of liver damage!?

How to know if I have any signs of liver damage!?

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.

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What are the odds of a person surviving liver damage?

What are the odds of a person surviving liver damage?

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.

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Does vicodin cause liver damage?

Does vicodin cause liver damage?

It can but not: Because of the opiate in it - hydrocodone - but rather the acetaminophen (tylenol) that is also included in the pill. Some forms of combination pain pills had as much as 750 mg of tylenol in them, but recent FDA regulations require that no more than 325 mg of tylenol be in any single tablet of combination medications. More than 10 grams (20 extra strength pills) can be lethal, less with alcohol.

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Can a spider bite cause liver damage?

Can a spider bite cause liver damage?

Why this question?: You live in NY state. Do you travel? There are no venomous spiders where you live. Actual spider bites are rare in USA. Erroneous diagnoses of "spider bites" are very common. What kind of spider? If you heard that a pop musician died 2 years after a spider bite, consider this in the same category as alligators in sewers.

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Which blood tests can show liver damage?

Which blood tests can show liver damage?

A panel: Liver has a large number of functions, some tests show liver damage and others assess liver function: the short names of some of the tests are: alt, ast, ggt, alk phase, biirubin-direct and total, albumin, inr, Alpha feto protein. A panel of testing for hepatitis is also available. Additional tests are done depending on the results of the initial panel and suspected diagnosis.

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Can anaphylaxis cause liver damage in humans?

Can anaphylaxis cause liver damage in humans?

If really severe: Anaphylaxis is the most severe type of allergic reaction. If the reaction is so severe that blood supply does not reach vital organs including brain, heart, liver etc, there can be damage. This type of severe reaction would include loss of consciousness, collapse, shock, convulsions, incontinence, etc. Thankfully, most mild-moderate anaphylactic reactions will not result in permanent damage.

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Does antabuse (disulfiram) cause liver damage?

Does antabuse (disulfiram) cause liver damage?

Antabuse (disulfiram) & Liver: Hepatitis can occur after weeks or months of starting Antabuse (disulfiram). Baseline liver function tests are needed before starting Antabuse (disulfiram).

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Can pre eclampsia cause liver damage in women?

Can pre eclampsia cause liver damage in women?

Yes - temporary.: Temporary but potentially severe liver damage can occur with severe preeclampsia and hellp syndrome. Prompt delivery and expert/intensive care are warranted in such rare cases.

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Which vitamin level can be related to liver damage?

Which vitamin level can be related to liver damage?

Vitamin A: Is something we can OD on and can be toxic to the liver. A lot of vitamin A is found in cod liver oil. Use Marine Fish Oil instead. Peace and good health.

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How much vicodin does it take to cause liver damage?

No one knows: There is no threshold amount. We are told that anyone using more than 4 grams of acetometophen daily risk problems yet I see patients on this and more without issues. Most of my patients on more than 60 pills a day have had some issues.

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What are common causes of cirrhosis and liver damage?

What are common causes of cirrhosis and liver damage?

Many causes: The top 2 causes are viral (hepatitis C) or alcohol related, . Other causes include, metabolic, genetic, and autoimmune causes. Please see a liver doctor who can test you for the different causes and manage your symptoms. Fatty liver disease is becoming more prevalent and can lead to cirrhosis.

Dr. Anthony Sharber
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Metronidazole (Definition)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of ...Read more