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Hi there, I am on 400mg of Lamictal as of last week and now take 450mg of Effexor 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
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'm taking Zoloft 200, lamictal 200 and olanzapine 10 for the last 2 years, it was lower before that, can it cause liver damage, or other dangerous things?
No: If you are taking your meds as prescribed, ; your liver is functioning normally, it should be O.K. If you are started on Depakote or depakene, you may need to have the Lamictal reduced or started on those meds at a very low dose, as it can cause Lamictal levels to be increased by 50% in your system. ...Read more
Can you explain my hepatic function panel? Alk phos 169, AST 58, ALT 81. I am on 700mg lamictal/day, 50mg/day pristiq and have fatty liver.
Atypicals-zyprexa-latuda-seroquel etc. Or anticonvultants-depakote-tegretol-lamictal etc..Which are harder on your liver?
Liver function: Medications are often metabolized in the liver and their safety depends on its integrity. Tegretol induces its own metabolism. Depakote increases the amount of ammonia. Zyprexa, seroquel and Latuda are metabolized by different metabolic pathways by citochrome p450 enzymes. Lamictal is glucuronized. The risk of liver disease due to these drugs depends on the dose of meds and the liver capacity. ...Read more
Have taken klonopin 1.5, tegretol 600, lamictal 100, Cymbalta 60 bipolar-ocd for 8 years-liver functions fine-how long before I have liver problems?
Most likely never: While each of these medications have some potential to affect liver function tests - it being greatest in Tegretol - most of the changes tend to be benign(or harmless). I would worry to much, particularly if you doctors continue to monitor this periodically. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lamictal & Elderly : 25 mg is the starting dose which may or may not provide the desired effect. Parameters such as liver and renal function, hypersensitivity reaction (especially rash); headache (aseptic meningitis), drug-drug interaction, delirium, depression & suicidal ideation should be assessed for at regular intervals. ...Read more
What can I do about drug induced hepatitus they say it is from lamictal how long does it last and is it painful or am i just being a wimp?
Watchand wait-See Dr: It depends on the severity of your hepatitis and any symptoms. Often, it is simply diagnosed by elevated liver finction tests (lft's), and depending on how high your liver function tests became, will decide any action that need to be taken. Your dr. Should monitor your lft's and decide wether the medication needs to be stopped altogether and or changed, etc. Good luck. ...Read more
Anticonvulsivants: Both Lamotrigene and Valproate are anticonvulsant agents. They have similar actions, mostly sodium channel blockers. Some of the differences are: Valproate is metabolized in the liver, its blood level can be measured, it is more effective in manic states but not depression. Lamictal has to be increased gradually, is effective in depression, and linked to Steven Johnson syndrome, a serious skin dis ...Read more
Side effects: The most serious side effect is a rash called stevens johnson syndrome. It can be a scalding rash with potentially fatal consequences. Other potential side effects include sedation, elevated liver enzymes, upset stomach, lowered white blood count, muscle aches and many more.. Speak to your doctor for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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