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Medicine For Cirrhosis
Can we use antibiotic (Epra, clamoxyl, néokla)with cirrhosis medicine (vit E, Aldactone (spironolactone), Acemuc, Avolcardyl Sita)?
Medications: The brand names of some of the medications that you list are not known in the USA. Once again, would suggest that your pharmacist should have a computerized program that lists all drug interactions and therefore should be able to help you out. Sorry, hope this helps. ...Read more
Cirrhosis medicine must to take regularly like antibiotic or not, my grandma take these medicine 6 month, is it damage her liver or stomach?
What medication?: Most chronic medications are different from antibiotics but require daily intake. Ask the prescriber for instructions. ...Read more
Generally yes: But without knowing what the medicines to which you are referring are, would suggest that you check with the pharmacist to be sure there are no contraindications to taking them together. Best wishes. ...Read more
Fever: You should contact your fever. Patients with cirrhosis can get sick quickly if the fever is related to a systemic infection. So a good history and exam is needed. In the interim measure your temp and keep a record. Diet is a complex and can't be answered in this format. Seek help for your fever. ...Read more
Can cirrhosis be caused by takin so many drugs that have fda alerts on them today from over the years?
Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like cirrhosis of the liver? What tests are needed?
#1 is Blood test: I'm really not sure what is meant by "personalized medicine" (i guess I thought all medicine was personalized!) but the tests that are needed for possible cirrhosis are blood tests to check the function of the liver and typically a sonogram to see the size and texture. If indicated, a liver biopsy may even be required to confirm the diagnosis or determine the type of cirrhosis. ...Read more
Most aren't!: There are a number of causes of cirrhosis including: too much fat in the liver (a.K.A. Nash), viruses that were not necessarily contracted by using drugs (hepatitis b/c, others), metabolic diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's disease, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), autoimmune processes (autoimmune hepatitis, pbc, psc) and medications. ...Read more
Can cirrhosis itch be treated without addictive drugs so one can sleep at night? I can't tolerate these drugs, affects my liver enzymes also
How to control/reverse liver cirrhosis & portal hypertension? Is sr9238 compound effective in reversing fatty liver? If so, which drug contains it?
Control underlying: Depends what the underlying cause is; for fatty liver disease/nash, control Insulin resistance; for alcoholic, stop alcohol, and for hepatitis virus, treat the virus. The compound is very new and exciting, but will take years of testing before it is available for clinical use. ...Read more
In Clinical trials x cirrhosis, "No illegal drugs or abused drugs" allowed before or during the study? Do they test you using urine or blood? Is legal
Read protocols: Trials are highly controlled to monitor for potential side effect of medications and interactions with other drugs as well as cure. It is legal to test as you are a voluntary participant in a study. A positive test would most likely result in your dismissal from the trial as you would have ongoing risk of infection with Hep B/C and HIV skewing the results of the trial and efficacy data. ...Read more
What medicine can be given for patient with hyper thermia who has liver cirrhosis with gross ascites? Thanks.
Detox slowly: The safest way is just a very slow taper of the opiate, ie just reduce the dose by 10% every third or fourth day...Example go from ten oxy a day to nine and then keep at that level for 4 days then go to 8 and so on. Most people can cut their consumption in half but then run into a plateau. At that point, some Clonidine and some xanax (alprazolam) can some things out. Big problem is not getting hooked oxana. ...Read more
Medical conditions such as hepatitis-C and cirrhosis of the liver can also cause inaccurate urine drug test results.
Husband has alcoholic cirrhosis and still drinks. He doesn't have varices or ascites but takes medicine to control ammonia. Do varices always happen?
Hx of alcohol/drug abuse and hep non a/b 30+ years ago. 3 mo. History of ruq pain, fullness, weight loss. Probable cancer, cirrhosis?
My mother's sgot is 87 and sgpt 77, given I am not taking any drugs nor alcohol... Does that mean a liver cirrhosis or hepatitis?
You or mother?:
Mild elevations in liver enzymes, unknown significance, if not from alcohol, medications then possible from obesity as this is a leading cause of hepatitis.
Discuss with your doctor. Mild elevations are not uncommon and don't usually indicated cirrhosis, but still finding a specific cause is important. ...Read more
Stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver my stepmother lives with me and is in stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver. She was a heavy drinker (no longer drinking) and a prescription drug abuser. I take Xanax for anxiety. She has told me that her doctor said it was okay if
You give her yours?: Don't believe it. No ethical or competent physician would ever tell anyone to take someone else's medication. People with histories of alcohol are at very high risk of abusing benzos, and especially xanax, (alprazolam) which has a very high abuse potential. If a doctor wants to prescribe anti-anxiety agents for her, there are far safer ones for her, and she needs to get her own medication from her own md. ...Read more
Most common alcohol: Most common cause of cirrhosis is alcohol. Other causes included virsus such as hepatitis. There is also non alcoholic casuse aka nash. Other causes include billiary cirrhosis where bile backs up in the liver. Overall the liver eventually becomes fibrotic and no longer functions. This in itself leads to many other problems. ...Read more
Need more info: Cirrhosis can be "compensated" or decompensated-- like fluid build up in your abdominal cavity (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), bleeding varices, liver cancer (hcc). You could have easy bruising, fatigue and jaundice (elevated bilirubin) as well. With some of the above, life expectancy can be lower, but transplant can fix this! See a liver doctor who can discuss the above with you. ...Read more
Signs of Cirrhosis: There are many "signs" or physical findings of cirrhosis. These include: spider angiomata (small spider like blood vessels on the skin, see picture), clubbing of the fingers, palmar erythema (reddening of the palms), gynecomastia (enlargement of the breasts in males), enlargement of the liver and spleen, ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdomen), jaundice (yellowing of skin) and many more. ...Read more
For how long?:
Cirrhosis is irreversible liver disease, though it may remain in a compensated state for a few years. It also depends on the cause of cirrhosis and associated pathology. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more
Liver failure: Liver produces a large number of proteins, lipids and metabolizes a large number of chemicals, drugs and normal blood constituents. Cirrhosis affects both cellular function and circulation through the liver. The effects are edema, bleeding in the GI tract, fluid in the belly that may get infected, development of cancer in cirrhotic liver etc. ...Read more