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How harmful are Xanax (alprazolam) on your liver if you have hepatitis c?

How harmful are Xanax (alprazolam) on your liver if you have hepatitis c?

Depends: Depends on the dose of Xanax and the condition of your liver. There is not a problem taking Xanax if you have Hepatitis C as long as liver tests are ok, but I would limit to low doses. You definitely should not drink alcohol, and try to avoid Tylenol (acetaminophen). I hope you have stopped your IV drug use, this is dangerous in many ways. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system. So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight, dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


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If you have cirrohsis with hepatitis C should you be taking oxycontin and Xanax (alprazolam)!

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Cirrhosis: If u have to & if prescribed, down to 1/3 of the dose is advised. ...Read more

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Why is hepatitis C so bad?

Why is hepatitis C so bad?

Cirrhosis and Cancer: It can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer (hcch. ...Read more

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Can I be cured of hepatitis c?

Can I be cured of hepatitis c?

Yes: Depending on the genotype, the cure rate can be over 90%. New medications make treatment easier and the results better. ...Read more

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What is medicine of hepatitis c?

What is medicine of hepatitis c?

Hep C treatment: Standard treatment for hepatitis c has been with peginterferon and ribavirin. Response rates varied depending on the type of hep c virus (called genotype). There are new medications boceprevir and telaprevir which have improved response to treatment. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis C really be cured?

Can hepatitis C really be cured?

Yes: Yes there are medications available to cure it. They are not 100%, but newer meds are becoming available, with very high success rates ...Read more

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What to do if I have hepatitis c?

Testing first: OK. Firstly there's a couple things we need to know. There are several genotypes to hepatitis C...we need to know which you have. Second check a viral load. Third, liver function tests, AFP, CEA and GGT. A Hep C Fibrosure will indicate if there is liver fibrosis. There is a new med just out called Harvoni. Before this. Treatment was with interferon and ribaviron. ...Read more

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How could a person get hepatitis c?

How could a person get hepatitis c?

HCV: Is usually spread from contaminated or shared needles. It is less likely to spread sexually or from infected mother to neonate than hbv. ...Read more

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I have hepatitis c.What should I do?

I have hepatitis c.What should I do?

Hepatologist: I recommend that an experienced gastroenterologist or hepatologist evaluate, treat and follow you carefully. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat hepatitis c?

Is there any way to treat hepatitis c?

Yes: Yes, the treatment for hepatitis c is now very effective, often leading to complete cure. However, it can be difficult. Easier treatments are coming soon. Whether you can afford to wait for them or not depends mostly on the results of your liver biopsy. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are symptoms of hepatitis c?

I was wondering what are symptoms of hepatitis c?

None: No symptoms until far advanced, meaning the liver becomes cirrhotic.
Sometimes acute infection can cause "jaundice", or your eyes to become yellow. ...Read more

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What is the latest cure for hepatitis c?

What is the latest cure for hepatitis c?

Several new meds: There's a lot of excitement surrounding several new medications for hep c genotype i. The most exciting is solvaldi (sobosbuvir) in combination with ledipasvir. Its not yet fda approved but we anticipate it being marketed within the next 12 months. Its a once daily tablet. The cure rate is 90% plus. This is an interferon free regimen. This will revolutionize the treatment for hep c. ...Read more

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Can I get hepatitis C via sperm?

Can I get hepatitis C via sperm?

Yes: Hepatitis c is a virus and can be transmitted via body fluids such as blood, sperm, and possibly through saliva. ...Read more

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How do they test for hepatitis c?

Test for Hep C: I'm not sure what you meant by taking chances. That aside, if a healthy person is exposed to hepatitis c and becomes infected with it, blood tests can often detect the new infection within 2 to 4 weeks following the exposure (hepatitis c RNA and liver enzymes). If a new infection is detected early, with current drug treatment, the chance of cure from hepatitis c is well over 90%. ...Read more

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What is treatment for hepatitis c?

Combination of drugs: The traditional pair of drugs used to treat hcv are
1. Pegylated-interferon
2. Ribavirin
recently added is a class of drugs called the "protease inhibitors" (boceprevir, telapravir) and is used for people with a specific subset of hcv (genotype 1) ...Read more

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Does lupus cause hepatitis C or b?

Does lupus cause hepatitis C or b?

No: Hepatitis c and b are caused by viruses. Lupus is autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your body. ...Read more

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What are treatments for hepatitis c?

What are treatments for hepatitis c?

Various: Combinations of antivirals (peg-interferon and ribavirin) and the newer protease inhibitors, as well as avoidance of alcohol and other hepatotoxins. ...Read more

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Does liquid bandaid kills hepatitis c?

No: No 'liquid bandaid' or other home remedies kills hepatitis c. There are newer medicines that are being used to cure patients with hepatitis c. See a liver doctor to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Can you get hepatitis C from tattooing?

Can you get hepatitis C from tattooing?

Hepatitis & tattoos: If the needle and the ink are contaminated with blood from someone with hepatitis c, the answer is yes. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for hepatitis c?

Two new drugs: Within the last few month, 2 new drugs have come out that are in pill forms and FDA approved (without interferon injections) that cure hepatitis C in > 95% of patients. Talk to your liver doctor who can help determine if Harvoni or Viekira Pak is right for you, based on your medication insurance coverage. There are other medications out there depending on the strain of virus you have. ...Read more

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What cells does hepatitis C virus attack?

Hepatocytes: Hepatic cells, or hepatocytes, are the cells that hepatitis c virus attacks. ...Read more

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Should I breastfeed if I have hepatitis c?

Should I breastfeed if I have hepatitis c?

Yes,: You may. Breastfed infants are not at higher risk to get infected by hepatitis c. In case nipples are cracked or bleeding, abstaining of breastfeeding should be considered. ...Read more

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Could antibacterial soap kill hepatitis c?

NO: Hepatitis C is an RNA virus circulating in your bloodstream and causes inflammation of the liver. Although washing your hands is great for killing bacteria, it doesn't kill the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is contracted by way of the blood stream (i.e. IV drugs and sharing needles, blood transfusions before the early 1990's, tattoos and even sexually, etc). We can cure hepatitis C > 90% now. ...Read more

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What is the best hepatitis C 2B treatment?

What is the best hepatitis C 2B treatment?

Interferon Ribivarin: Treatments consists of a combination of pegylated interferon Alpha and the antiviral drug Ribavirin for a period of 24 or 48 weeks, depending on hcv genotype. When combined with ribavirin, pegylated interferon-alpha-2a may be superior to pegylated interferon-alpha-2b, though the evidence is not strong. ...Read more

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Are the HIV and hepatitis C tests accurate?

Are the HIV and hepatitis C tests accurate?

Yes: The current generation of antibody tests are very accurate but active disease requires checking the actual viral count by pcr based testing methods for quantification. ...Read more

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Could I use Accutane if I have hepatitis c?

Could I use Accutane if I have hepatitis c?

High caution: It is not contraindicated, but if you have severe/active disease, probably no doc will prescribe it for you. So, if you have hep c, but not active and no evidence of liver disease yet, it should be ok.
This med is now most commonly prescribed by dermatologist...I doubt yur family doc will...As it is a pretty involved process for the doc prescribing and patient recieving it...
Good luck... ...Read more

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So, which hepatitis C genotype is the worse?

So, which hepatitis C genotype is the worse?

Genotypes 1: Genotypes 1a and 1b are the most common in america, and have proven to be the more resistant to treatment. New treatments are on the way. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural cure for hepatitis c?

Can there be a natural cure for hepatitis c?

No: There is no and likely will never be a natural cure. Harvoni is a cure we already have ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Hep C (Definition)

A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more