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Doctor insights on: Lisinopril And Liver Damage

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Will taking lisinopril damage my liver or kidneys. Lisinopril is for high blood press. My efgr levels are 99 which is a bit high. Thanks?

Will taking lisinopril damage my liver or kidneys. Lisinopril is for high blood press. My efgr levels are 99 which is a bit high. Thanks?

No: Lisinopril will protect kidney function over the long haul by decreasing the pressure in the filters of the kidneys and preventing pressure induced injury. The egfr is normal at your age and is not high. If it were high it would suggest hypertension in the kidney filters increasing the amount of creatinine cleared. Lisinopril like any drug can cause liver injury but this is a rare complication. Read more

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Liver (Definition)

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


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Finding out I have liver issues im tapering off 18 years of beer, is it safe for me to start taking lisinopril/hctz?

Yes: It's safe. Both components are excreted by the kidney and do not require any liver metabolism. Neither are toxic to the liver. Read more

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Dad has liver failure-won't take lasix+lisinopril-dislikes how it makes him urinate all the time. What'll happen 2 him? How can I get him 2 take meds?

Dad has liver failure-won't take lasix+lisinopril-dislikes how it makes him urinate all the time. What'll happen 2 him? How can I get him 2 take meds?

Medications: Lasix (furosemide) is used to reduce fluid or swelling of the abdomen and lower extremities. I am not sure why Lisinopril being used for liver failure. The best would be to speak with the prescribing doctor as compliance is and should be the main focus. Read more

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Effexor (venlafaxine) 225mg hs, Neurontin 200mg bid, lisinopril 5mg ac, Prilosec 20mg ac, hydroxyzine 50mg hs, ativan. 5 mg prn, too many rx's daily- liver damage?

Effexor (venlafaxine) 225mg hs, Neurontin 200mg bid, lisinopril 5mg ac, Prilosec 20mg ac, hydroxyzine 50mg hs, ativan. 5 mg prn, too many rx's daily- liver damage?

Probably Not: Especially for someone who is young. Neurontin (gabapentin) doesn't even get metabolized by the liver. That being said, it makes sense to monitor you liver w/regular lab-work & to ask yourself if exercise, nutrition, & meditation can help your symptoms & reduce your pill burden. Read more

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What cause liver damage?

What cause liver damage?

Multiple causes: There are many causes of liver damage. Excess alcohol use is a major cause. Hepatitis and abnormal iron storage can also be the reason. Fat storage in the liver may be a problem if it becomes extensive. Autoimmune diseaes is also a possibility. If you have abnormal liver tests or suspect a problem, you should discuss the situation with your doctor now. Read more

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Is liver damage reversible?

Is liver damage reversible?

Depends but yes: What is the cause of the liver damage (virus, immune system, toxins, drugs)? Is the damage ongoing (alcohol, etc.)? In most cases, the liver has an amazing capacity to repair itself and reverse scar tissue that has formed. A person can donate half their liver to another person and they will both usually be ok. Treat your liver well and it will treat you well. Read more

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How to tell if I have liver damage?

Look in mirror: If you are jaundiced, yellow pallor to skin or whites of eyes. Redness to palms, itching with no direct cause, loss of taste then I would check with your doctor. Check side effects of any and all medications that you take even supplements. Read more

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What could be causing my liver damage?

Several reasons: There are many reasons that can cause your liver disease. Such as, overuse of alcohol, virus, fat in the liver (with obesity, diabetes, unhealthy diet etc), overactive immune system, medications, drugs, and many others. Read more

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How to know if I have any signs of liver damage!?

How to know if I have any signs of liver damage!?

Labs / Biopsy: Biopsy is the gold standard to evaluate liver damage. This test is not done on everyone. Liver function tests can let a doctor know if there is ongoing inflammation of the liver. There are different tests like Fibrospect that is a less invasive than a liver biopsy that can help. All of this has to be put in context with your medical conditions/ history, etc. And discussed with your doctor. Read more

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What are the odds of a person surviving liver damage?

What are the odds of a person surviving liver damage?

It depends: It all depends on the cause of the liver damage and how much was "damaged". This might be able to be determined by seeing a liver specialist. Read more

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Can naltrexone cause liver damage?

Can naltrexone cause liver damage?

Yes: There is a risk of liver damage, this risk is increased with preexisting liver problems or very high doses of the med. Usually your doctor will make that assessment and monitor your liver enzymes before and while you are on it. Properly monitored the risk is low. Read more

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Could green tea extract cause liver damage?

An Over-dose could.: Overdose of Green Tea (usually extract) may lead to irritability, insomnia, irregular or rapid heart rate, muscle twitching, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, liver damage, trouble breathing, dizziness, fever, confusion, hallucinations, diuresis, seizures, loss of consciousness & even death. Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause liver damage?

Can vascular conditions cause liver damage?

Depends: If the vascular damage is in the abdomen and leads to the kidney the answer would be yes. It is individual and hard to tell for certain. Read more

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How many acetaminophen would cause liver damage?

How many acetaminophen would cause liver damage?

Eight plus: Most Acetaminophen pills are 500 mg. The generally accepted rule of thumb is that more than 4 grams (4000 mg) is likely to injure the liver. Thus a person should not exceed eight Acetaminophen pills per day. Less is even better. Read more

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Does milk thistle stop you getting liver damage?

Milk Thistle: The only way to stop damaging your liver is to remove the issue that is causing the damage. Milk thistle is used world wide to assist the liver to recover when one stops damaging the liver. Read more

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Could frequent urination be related to liver damage?

Could frequent urination be related to liver damage?

Urination and liver: Patients with liver (L) disease have a low albumin (A), as the L cannot synthesize A. As a result, they have edema due to their low A. This promotes the formation of edema (E). If one is forming E, the amount of urine volume decreases and that is the cause of the E, which is fluid that is not eliminated by the urine being retained. Have the person see a physician for a more meaningful answer. Read more

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