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Lisinopril And Liver Damage
Yes, but unlikely: Advil (ibuprofen) is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug. All nsaids have the potential to cause kidney injury (nephrotoxicity) and elevated liver enzymes (hepatoxicity). Both would be uncommon if used as prescribed in a healthy person, more concerning would be the risk of stomach bleeding. At your age, you should work with your pt to resolve the pain so as to be able to stop taking nsaids in the long run. ...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
Very unlikely: There are case reports of glomerulonephritis occurring in Isotretinoin patients at a very rare level (one case in 38, 667 reported to fda). There are also reports of Isotretinoin curing glomerulonephritis in lab animals, so if the medication is helping your acne, be sure to monitor body systems carefully through the prescribing physician. ...Read more
TUDCA: Tauroursodeoxycholic acid is an ambiphilic bile acid, the taurine conjugate of ursodeoxycholic acid . Humans have trace amounts of tudca. Bears contain large amounts of tudca in their bile; tudca has been used in ancient asian pharmacopoeias for its supposed beneficial effects. Udca is produced in several countries for the treatment of gallstones and liver cirrhosis. It is not approved by the fda. ...Read more
Excessive use of Painkillers with already damaged liver (0-3), can cause more damage ( more fibrosis) or just elevated chemistry blood tests?
Yes: They swell, distend their capsules, and that hurts. ...Read more
Discuss w/ your Dr: There are many different medications for depression and that dose may be low for one and high for another. I know that ALL can harm livers and 5% of liver disease is attributed to them. That's not saying it will happen, but it's a serious concern. Consider non-drug CBT Tx as a way to minimize or avoid drugs - they are best to think of as short-term support while learning life skills. Best! ...Read more
Zyrtec (cetirizine): There is a "caution" warning for this medication with any liver impairment. Discuss this with your liver specialist. ...Read more
Usually Very Safe: Your slightly elevated liver enzymes should be evaluated by your physician. If no significant problem is found it is safe to take lipitor (atorvastatin). Monitoring liver enzymes is frequently done on a periodic basis. Small elevations of liver enzymes over baseline on Lipitor (atorvastatin) is not an indication of liver damage and can be safely followed. ...Read more
What is the prognosis for advanced liver cirrhosis and congestive heart failure due to alcoholic cardiomyopathy, ef 10, asceties, kidney impairment?
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