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Is Soma Bad For Your Liver
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
Cinnamon : In normal food amounts, cinnamon is safe for anyone. If used in larger doses, some people are sensitive to one type of cinnamon, called cassia cinnamon, and theoretically could have negative effects on the liver. In practical terms, it would be difficult to take that much cinnamon if used only in food amounts. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam) & Alcohol: The answer is both simple and complex. Alcohol has a direct toxic effect for the liver. Xanax (alprazolam) does not. But, xanax (alprazolam) is often thought of in medicine as the 'pill form' of alcohol. Xanax (alprazolam) is incredibly addicting. It increases its negative side effects if taken while drinking alcohol. ...Read more
Yes: Yes in people at risk, quinine can cause kidney problems. Chronic high doses can decrease the flow through the kidneys and cause damage, which can be permanent. Short term exposure especially at high doses can also cause damage, although this type of exposure is usually reversible. The risks and the benefits of this and any medication must be weighed. ...Read more
Cautious with soma (carisoprodol): Soma (carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxant. I tend to be very cautious with Soma (carisoprodol) and have never prescribed it for back aches for two reasons 1) there are much better treatment modalities out there 2) it has substantial addiction and abuse potential. I might continue it if a patient's been on it for years and years from another doc, but will never use it as a first, second, or even third line medication. ...Read more
Nyquil: Nyquil is an OTC product first manufactured by P&G in 1966. It is intended to treat symptoms of the common cold. There are many forms of Nyquil . Some may contain sedating antihistamines, hypnotics or alcohol. If taken as directed by your physician , at night and at the correct dosage it should be allright. Sleepiness , hyperactivitiy and transient increase in Blood pressure can occur. ...Read more
No: Without any hx or who she is this answer is a little limited. However, TAMOXIFEN IS NOT KNOWN TO BE TOXIC TO THE KIDNEYS & SHOULD NOT CAUSE RENAL PROBLMES in someone who needs it. There are rare side effects of any medication & Tamoxifen can increase calcium so someone with kidney stones should be monitored. It can also increase blood clotting so someone w a hx of a renal infarct should be careful ...Read more
Does taking too much excedrine cause liver damage? Wife has migraines and needs it, but is concerned with long term liver issues. Please advise.
Rebound headache : Which results from the repetitive and chronic use of headache abortive medications for three months or more. Patients with rebound headache take multiple daily doses of one or more analgesics in an effort to suppress the pain. Although simple analgesics such as Aspirin or acetaminophen, exedrine can produce chronic daily headache. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is fentanyl dangerous for liver and kidney I used codeine before which of these is best for the liver and kidneys?
Used as prescribed,: both should be relatively safe for healthy liver and kidneys. To exert it's action, codeine needs to be converted into morphine by the liver, fentanyl acts directly. Biodegradation and elimination of both can be impaired in presence of significant liver and kidney disease, but they shouldn't by themselves be the cause of it. ...Read more
Stomach Sleeping: Sleeping on your stomach usually requires you to have your head turned to the side for hours & makes it difficult to keep the spine in a neutral position. ...Read more
I was taking codeine 4. my liver enzymes is a little elevated. what other opiates is similar to codeine? Oxycodone and oxymorphone gets me sick. f/55
Talk to your doctor: Codeine is usually formulated with Tylenol (acetaminophen) which can harm your liver. Other opiods such as morphine, hydromorphone, or hydrocodone (new formulation) may be appropriate in your case. Opiods are a double edge sword. They hurt you more in the long run, than help you. Find a pain management specialist in your area. ...Read more
My ALT level is 62. The rest of hepatic profile is negative. Is it safe for me to take tylenol (acetaminophen)?
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