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Doctor insights on: Recreational Drugs Liver

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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Are there natural drugs to take to treat liver injury?

Are there natural drugs to take to treat liver injury?

No: The liver actually heals quite well if not too severely injured. The worry is the potential for massive blood loss. In liver injury, we mostly wait it out if there is no bleeding. ...Read more

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Do the drugs I take have bad effects on my kidneys and/or liver? I'm very worried .

Do the drugs I take have bad effects on my kidneys and/or liver?  I'm very worried .

What drugs you take?: It would be helpful to know what drugs concern you. Many drugs are broken down, converted, activated by first-pass metabolism through the liver. Some drugs and/or their byproducts are excreted by the kidneys. Toxicity to these respective organs is very specific to the drugs themselves, their doses, and their indications. ...Read more

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Do the drugs I take have bad effects on my kidneys and/or liver? I'm very worried .

Do the drugs I take have bad effects on my kidneys and/or liver?  I'm very worried .

Depends: It depends on what drugs your are taking. Some drugs are associated with kidney/liver damage. If there is a question, get checked out. ...Read more

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Do the drugs I take have bad effects on my kidneys and/or liver? I'm very worried .

Do the drugs I take have bad effects on my kidneys and/or liver?  I'm very worried .

What are you using?: What are these substances and/or medications?What condition(s) do they treat? What specific worries do you have about your kidneys and liver? Did you have problems in the past? Do you have symptoms or have old ones return? Be an activated patient. Speak with your doctor about risks, benefits, alternatives, any other issue. Collaborate and create a treatment plan that addresses your concerns. ...Read more

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We're can I have a powdered product tested that I think may be responsible for causing my drug indused toxic liver.?

We're can I have a powdered product tested that I think may be responsible for causing my drug indused toxic liver.?

Toxic liver?: What do you mean by toxic liver. You should be careful of the hundreds of scoundrels trying to get you to by their latest greatest lever detoxification bs. Go to your doctor and have him test your liver, then go from there. ...Read more

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Is zyflo (zileuton) safe? I've read about liver issues with this drug.

Is zyflo (zileuton) safe?  I've read about liver issues with this drug.

Blood monitoring key: Once started liver function tests should be checked monthly for 3 months, then once every three months For one year. Then periodically after that. Since it seems to put more pressure on the liver other medications like Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ifoods or drinks like alcohol should be avoided or used in minimum levels. ...Read more

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How do I find out how much damage is done to the liver from prescription drugs?

How do I find out how much damage is done to the liver from prescription drugs?

Too vague: This question is too vague to be able to provide a helpful response. You can talk with your pharmacist about the potential for liver damage if you have a specific medication in mind. ...Read more

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I'm on drug trial for toccilizumab with methotrexate, what to do about liver problems?

I'm on drug trial for toccilizumab with methotrexate, what to do about liver problems?

You will be monitore: Your will be monitored in the trial for liver problems. Each of these drugs methotrexate and tocilizumab can possibly cause liver problems. The trial protocol will decide about medication dose adjustment. You may have no liver problems with either of these. ...Read more

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