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Naproxen Liver Damage
As you imply, there is controversy over how serious the role of nsaisd and liver damage really is.
The best reference I have seen is
world j gastroenterol 2010 december 7;
16 (45) 5651-5661.
While there is some risk with all nsaids, discontinuation usually reverses problem. The presence of jaundice is a serious risk factor for liver failure. Sulindac and nimesulide have both been linked hi risk. ...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
Is it true that when you break a bone is better to take naproxen because acetaminophen causes liver damage and ibuprofen prevents bone growth?
What to do if I have an intermittent pain in my right subscapular area. It responds to naproxen sometimes. Liver & gs?
No drug interactions between Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and naproxen. This drug may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Nausea, vomiting, constipation, drowsiness lightheadedness and dizziness are common side effects.
Rec.: for more information discuss with your prescribing physician. ...Read more
Famously: Naproxen is well-known to do this, and about 1 in 25 people who start taking it on a regular basis get elevated liver enzymes. Perhaps it's time to look at taking a different nsaid; if the liver enzymes remain high, it would be wise to look for a different dangerous-if-untreated cause of the elevated 'zymes. ...Read more
It depends what dose: An overdose is a relative term. Otc dose is less than half of the prescription dose. However, the dose is guided by other risks also e.g. Causing ulcer or gastritis or blood thinning. The drug could certainly cause renal failure even in mild overdose, but on the other hand some people handle it better than others. Sometimes it is too late when people figure out that they actually don't tolerate it. ...Read more
Can you take naproxen 500mg then take either tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin for break through pain. Are this meds ok to take with elevated liver functions?
Safer alternatives: In light of a history of liver dysfunction, acetominophen (tylenol) should be limited. Since you are already looking for something else to help beyond naproxen, it is time to ask your medical professional for better and safer options. Some alternative treatments or "stronger" medications will actually be safer over time with less chance for liver or kidney toxicity. ...Read more
Ihave very high count mitochondrial antibodies and have been diagnosed with fatty liver disease. Is it ok to take aleve (naproxen) for muscle pain I'm having?
Fatty liver disease:
You should not take anything over the counter without approval from your liver disease doctor.
Most likely the answer will be "It's OK" but don't take chances. ...Read more
I am obese had baristruc surgery. Just found out I have a slightly large heart, and ^ liver enzymes. I hurt my knee can I take an Aleve (naproxen) w/said issues?
NSAIDs: What type of bariatric surgery did you have? Gastric bypass? Lap band? Sleeve gastrectomy? The biggest concern is taking nsaids after a gastric bypass because it can cause you to form ulcers in your gastric pouch. If you do take nsaids, you should take a proton pump inhibitor like prevacid, (lansoprazole) prilosec, etc. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Depends on chemical: It depends on the chemical and adulterants in the chemical that are being consumed. Often it may not be the chemical itself but other issues related to addiction, e.G, hepatitis, nutritional deficiencies, and concomitant alcohol abuse that may cause liver abnormalities. ...Read more
Rephraise question: I do not understand what you are asking. ...Read more
No reputable: Medical practitioner recommends milk thistle for someone with liver disease. Don't believe everything you hear. ...Read more
Less invasive: Knowing the amount of inflammation and level of fibrosis in the liver can help in deciding what hepatitis therapy a patient needs. Though the liver biopsy is considered the gold standard, the newer generation of tests, when taken in clinical context, can estimate the amount of inflammation and level of fibrosis in the liver. ...Read more
What is the survival rate of a patient with complete liver damage if they have a liver transplant.?
Sir increased GGT level 90 u/l, does it mean any liver damage which has already happend, with SGPT 38 and SGOT 28u/l.
Determine cause: Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) is a test used to help determined type of liver disease and bile duct obstructions. Elevated levels may be due to liver diseases, such as hepatitis or cirrhosis, but they may also be due to other conditions, such as congestive heart failure, diabetes, or pancreatitis. They may also be caused by alcohol abuse or use of drugs that are toxic to the liver ...Read more
My dad has severe liver damage and is on his "last legs". Can I give him a piece of my liver and does medicaid cover it?
What anti anxiety (social anxiety) medication is easy on the liver? I hear benzos can cause liver damage. Any other alternatives?
Behavioral option??: Most effective therapy =systematic desensitization. Involves facing/exposing yourself 2 feared object/situation but gradually, in progressive steps- from a situation assoc w/ mild level of soc anxiety 4 u, up 2 one assoc w/ extreme level. At each step u experience fear but u "stay w/ it" until level drops/u feel relaxed. Work w/ behavioral/cognitive-behavioral specialist esp. Clinical psychologist ...Read more
Elevated lfts been on crestor (rosuvastatin) 1yr+ dr suspects liver damage worried crazy. Liver ultrasound schd 10 days. Is it serious?
Liver tests: Do you know whether your liver enzymes were normal before starting crestor (rosuvastatin)? If so then it is likely that the liver abnormalities will clear after weeks off Crestor (rosuvastatin) and there will be no permanent damage. Your physician will followup. ...Read more