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I have polycystic kidneys and liver, will medications affect me different because of this?

I have polycystic kidneys and liver, will medications affect me different because of this?

Yes: Some medications may take longer to be cleared from your body, and doses and intervals may be different for you compared to other people. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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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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Can I use coffee bean extract for weight loss with kidney malfunctioning and liver transplant medication?

Diet Frauds: Nope. This fraudulent product will not in any way lead you to real or lasting weight loss. Do not use this product or waste your money on it. ...Read more

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I'm 22 yrs old male 77kg. I take oxycodone, bromazepam, multivitamins, xanax (alprazolam).... I know these medications kill my liver. What medications should I take to save my liver? Thank you

I'm 22 yrs old male 77kg. I take oxycodone, bromazepam, multivitamins, xanax (alprazolam).... I know these medications kill my liver. What medications should I take to save my liver? Thank you

I think at this: Point the major issue is not what you should take in addition to your current drugs - but rather what medications can be removed from your current medication regimen. Work together to optimize these medications. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the first sign of liver damage from medication?

What is the first sign of liver damage from medication?

Blood tests: You definitely want to catch damage before there are any signs of damage. Thus anyone prescribing medication that can be harmful to the liver will recommend regular blood testing to watch for any liver troubles. ...Read more

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Is there a way to ease or stop liver pain without medication?

Is there a way to ease or stop liver pain without medication?

What's causing pain?: The liver itself has no pain fibers, as true with brain--either can be sliced with a surgical tool and no pain. The capsule or linings of each organ has pain fibers. Unlikely to have 'liver pain' unless something is irritating the lining. So, find out what's causing the pain, and how to stop it will become clear. Try the following: stop-if ingesting-alcohol, coffee, hot/spicy foods, Aspirin drugs. ...Read more

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Liver, hap b, what medications can be used?

Liver, hap b, what medications can be used?

Hepatitis B, right?: If you're a chronic carrier, it's wise to get under the care of a specialist who can keep it at bay, though right now it's not curable. No over-the-counter stuff will help. Forget 'pop claims'; even milk thistle won't cure you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm trying to find out is could this medication cause liver damage?

What to do if I'm trying to find out is could this medication cause liver damage?

Ask pharmacist: Although there are some medications that significantly challenge the liver, most don't even though they are detoxified (broken down for removal from the body) by the liver. Others are removed by the kidneys. Pharmacist and physicians have best resources but docs have more clinical experience to know which are most likely to precipitate a liver problem ...Read more

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Any liver problems from the medication tricor (fenofibrate)?

Not common, but: Tricor is a brand of fenofibrate, which is a med for triglycerides. It is usually well tolerated, but everyone taking a cholesterol med of any kind (including herbs) should get their liver checked 6 weeks after starting and/or after any dose adjustment. Fenofibrate can increase liver enzyme tests, but if followed properly by a doctor, should never cause liver damage or permanent problems. ...Read more

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How expensive are blood tests that evaluate liver function while taking medications that may affect the liver?

How expensive are blood tests that evaluate liver function while taking medications that may affect the liver?

Not too much: A routine liver function test, if that is what you are asking, is not that expensive. If you are looking for specific drug levels that may be implicated in elevated liver function, that is another story depending on the drug (s) in question. ...Read more

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How much does liver damage, excessive pain medication, lupus, and previous miscarriages increase chances of a future occurrence?

How much does liver damage, excessive pain medication, lupus, and previous miscarriages increase chances of a future occurrence?

Definite risk: Any miscarriage with sle increases the chance of another miscarriage. So do other pregnancy related problems. You should see a rheumatologist and a high risk obstetrician with sle experience and discuss the timing and risks of oregnancy for your individual problems. ...Read more

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Does ADHD medications cause liver damage?

Does ADHD medications cause liver damage?

Strattera (atomoxetine) can: There is no convincing evidence regarding methylphenidate. There are warnings in case reports for strattera, (atomoxetine) but patients recovered from their liver failure. There is no risk with mixed amphetamine salts. To look up any other such medications please go to www. Drugs. Com. Best wishes. ...Read more

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After tibia, fibia, sugery, (2 months) my calf muscle feels gone. Is that normal? Liver seems affected by medication, what diet& excersices are best?

After tibia, fibia, sugery, (2 months) my calf muscle feels gone. Is that normal? Liver seems affected by medication, what diet& excersices are best?

Not enough space: To answer it all here. Re calf muscle (s). They're still there but have gotten weak from your injury & disuse. They'll come back. Please talk to your bone doc re pt which can help you rebuild them. Re your liver-don't know what specific symptoms you're having. A blood test can check to see if anything is amiss. Re diet - healthy 'clean' food. Book 'fat chance' by lustig has good ideas. ...Read more

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How can we reduce jaundice, high burlibun enzyme? Cause is liver metastatic cancer... Any medications!

Jaundice: Sounds like the cause is not treatable unless obstruction can be relieved. See your oncologist first and possibly a GI for an ERCP evaluation. ...Read more

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My family say that I shouldn't visit a doctor for mild yellow eyes they believe liver problems have no medication only watching diet. Are they right?

My family say that I shouldn't visit a doctor for mild yellow eyes they believe liver problems have no medication only watching diet. Are they right?

No, see doctor: Jaundice and liver irritation can be caused by many things including medications and very serious liver infections. You need to see a physician to get a correct diagnosis and possible treatment. Minocycline can cause liver irritation and if you are taking this regularly you would need to discontinue it and see your physician, ...Read more

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Which type of medication is prescribed for liver problems?

Numerous: It would depend on the symptoms. Antiviral medicine may be used to treat infection (hepatitis b or c). If cirrhosis and liver failure are present, there are many other medicines used to treat the symptoms of fluid overload, confusion (encephalopathy), risk of infection. Etc. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC pain medication that does not affect the liver?

Yes: Although tylenol (acetaminophen) is a liver toxin at large dosages, it is generally considered safe if you limited to 3 to 4 g per day. The anti-inflammatory medicines such as Motrin only rarely have an effect on the liver and are considered safe f to deliver. Omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish oil (not flax or vegetable sources) can be potent anti-inflammatories, but they take 2 to 3 months. Dose is 1200mg. ...Read more

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Does my liver hurting have anything to do with the amount of medication I take?

Does my liver hurting have anything to do with the amount of medication I take?

Could be; many cause: Don't know anything about you, your history, meds, other factors.
See your doc. ...Read more

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Doesn't the liver regenerate? Why should I worry about taking new medications?

Should be aware.: Liver cells regenerating all the time. Your doc should worry about your medications as it is generally too technical for the lay person to predict liver toxicity and drug / drug interactions. You should listen to them. Be honest about alcohol use and your history of any liver disease. ...Read more

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Is there medication that u can take for anxiety that doesn't affect the liver?

Is there medication that u can take for anxiety that doesn't affect the liver?

Medication: You need to consult with your physician regarding medications and side effects. You can ask h/her if a psychologist would help anxiety. ...Read more

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Does cysts in the liver cause major medical problems? Is there a medication to resolve the cysts?

Usually benign: Cysts are usually benign and don't cause any problems. However, sometimes they become so large tha they press on other organs and cause pain. In this situation, they may require treatment (drainage, etc.). There are no mediations which have proven to resolve the cysts. Patients with genetic causes of cysts (polycystic liver) should be followed by a physician. ...Read more

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What to if I am on pain medication that contains acetaminphen how much does it take to hurt your liver?

Upper limit: Many short acting pain medications contain acetaminophen. You need to limit your daily intake to less than 2000 mg per day of acetaminophen. Drink plenty of water to help flush your system. ...Read more

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What happens if diagnosed with liver cirhossis, how long can a person live even when on proper medication?

What happens if diagnosed with liver cirhossis, how long can a person live even when on proper medication?

Depends.: Generally, depending on the cause of liver cirrhosis, life expectancy from the time it is diagnosed and treated will vary between 21 to 24 years, depending on the presence of other cop-morbid illnesses and how intensive the treatment is. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop taking my pain medication for a few days to give my liver a break. Its hard but I don't want to be adicted.?

Is it safe to stop taking my pain medication for a few days to give my liver a break. Its hard but I don't want to be adicted.?

Liver break: Please consult with your md as to the advisability of altering your pain medication doses. It is unlikely that taking a 2 day break will significantly protect your liver. It may not afford any less risk of them becoming addictive either. Consider alternative pain meds that can be taken as needed or have less risk of habituation (addiction). ...Read more

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Can medication reverse the liver damage from stage 3?

It Depends: It depends on the cause of the scarring (fibrosis). If you can stop the cause, the fibrosis can reverse. ...Read more

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Is there a medication to improve cirrhosis of the liver?

No: There are no therapies proven to improve cirrhosis. There are many therapies available to improve and control symptoms. If you have infectious hepatitis, treatment for this may improve disease a bit. ...Read more

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Is there a medication I could take to lower my liver enzyme levels?

Is there a medication I could take to lower my liver enzyme levels?

You need: To find out the cause of the enzyme elevation. There are treatments if it is a virus, and youshould steer clear of alcohol if that is a potential cause and until one is found, but many medications can cause the "trans-aminitis". No heal-all for this serious finding need to see an internist/hepatologist. ...Read more

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With chronic pain medications should your liver be checked by a test?

Yes: All medications are either processed through the liver or the kidneys. Anyone taking medications chronically should have these organs checked regularly. The liver can be tested through a simple blood test; kidneys are checked with both a blood test and urine test. ...Read more

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Having a liver problem I can't take hormonal medication. What abt menopause?

Having a liver problem I can't take hormonal medication. What abt menopause?

HRT: Hormone replacement therapy may not be a good choice if one has a liver problem. Hormones are generally metabolized in the liver and may result in other problems if your liver is not working properly. There are other medications that can be used for signs and symptoms of menopause. There are also some herbal supplements that may alleviate some of the menopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it better for my liver and fetus to try psychotherapy instead of medications?

What issues are you: Treating? Of course, when pregnant it is better to consider psychotherapy, however, sometimes meds are necessary. Consult with your doctor to assess the risks of taking medication as opposed to being ill. ...Read more

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Is there any way to reduce my sensitivity to medications if I have liver disease?

Don't understand: Not quite sure what you are asking. If you've been told that certain medications are not safe because of your liver disease there is little to be done. ...Read more

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When would the earliest onset of liver toxicity be associated with inh after start of medication?

Any Time-See Below: Inh hepatotoxicity can occur at any time during treatment but generally occurs after weeks to months of therapy rather than days to weeks after treatment has begun. Note 15% of patients who take inh have asymptomatic minor elevations of liver transaminases that usually resolves even with continued therapy and is not considered inh hepatitis. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell drug/medication damage on liver biopsy from disease process (for a child)?

Sort of: There are some drugs, such as acetominophen (tylenol) that cause a certain typed damage to the liver structure. Some chemotherapeutic agents can do the same thing. Otherwise, likely it will be difficult to distinguish from other types of liver damage, especially if there is a known liver disease. ...Read more

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What is the best way 2 thin your blood with out having to take any medication to mess up your liver?

What is the best way 2 thin your blood with out having to take any medication to mess up your liver?

Blood thinners: You are only 17 years old and there should be no reason for you to make your blood thin unless you or your family have history of having blood clots and in that situation you would require a blood thinner. ...Read more