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Doctor insights on: Is Paxil Safe With Hepatitus C

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Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more


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Is it safe to breastfeed if you have hepatitis c?

Is it safe to breastfeed if you have hepatitis c?

Yes: According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) it is safe. Be sure to take good care of your nipples so that they don't crack and bleed. Here is the online reference: http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/disease/hepatitis.htm ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a baby if you have hepatitis c, or will your baby almost surely get infected ?

Is it safe to have a baby if you have hepatitis c, or will your baby almost surely get infected ?

Matter of chance: Vertical transmission of hepatitis c (mother to her newborn) is relatively low. It is current practice that infants born to hepatitis c positive mothers are screened at 12 month of age whether or not their liver enzyme has been elevated, usual indication of vertical transmission. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fentanyl 31mg patch with 3 to 4 oxycodone. I have Hepatitis c?

Is it safe to take fentanyl 31mg patch with 3 to 4 oxycodone.  I have Hepatitis c?

Follow Rx : There is no absolute yes or no. Neither of these opioid pain medications contain acetaminophen , which is good in your case. However, the physician who prescribes your pain medications knows you and will advise you. Always follow his/her directions. Never take meds not Rx for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Paroxetine (Definition)

Brand name paxil, (paroxetine) it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It ...Read more