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Symptoms Of Drug Induced Hepatis
Street, Prescribed: Street: many, if not all, especially methamphetamine, cocaine, hallucinogens, ecstasy. You could include alcohol and marijuana. Prescribed, usually only if overdosed: anticholinergics, steroids, stimulants, L-Dopa. You are safest if you avoid street drugs, and take prescribed in prescribed doses. ...Read more
Sometimes no symptom: Hep b is a virus which can cause liver disease, including liver failure, but often shows no symptoms for years, even though it is doing damage. Symptoms can be vague: nausea, fatigue, decreased appetite, changes in skin coloring, abdominal pain. Hep b is detected by a blood test, and if you don't carry the virus, you can get a vaccine against it. Hep c is similar, but deadlier & no vaccine yet. ...Read more
Anaphylaxis: The worst symptoms include problems breathing or swallowing, slurred speech, fainting, palpitations. Other type of serious reaction is called stevens-johnson syndrome - where you rapidly develop ulcers/blisters in the mouth and lips, and round lesions on the rest of the body that start to slough. These reactions are serious and you should definitely contact emergency services they occur. ...Read more
Drug psychosis: First there needs to be drug intake. Symptoms with each drug or drug class could differ. Intoxication with many drugs can lead to psychotic symptoms. In general these may include paranoia -- very fearful, feeling that others are trying to trick them, are not to be trusted, or have harmful intent. Delusions of grandiosity. Illusions & hallucinations -- could be visual or tactile. Much more. ...Read more
Usually well-tolerated.: Heptovir is the generic name for lamivudine, a hepatitis B drug. For the most part, it is usually well-tolerated. Anyone could have side effects from the medications, however. Contact your doctor immediately if you have severe muscle pain or cramping, a sign of an allergic reaction, or severe abdominal pain. Good luck. ...Read more
Could either severe dengue fever and/or antibiotic induced anaphylactic shock trigger a chronic obstruction of hepatobiliary system? Thank you.
How ?????: Liver is a complex organ, most of the time protects itself by detoxifying chemicals rarely fails, . Remarkable progress has been made in control of infections, b.P. Stroke, cancer, vas dis meta.Diseases etc by use of medications, prolonging life and virtually every drug could be hepato toxic and unavoidable. Watchful fda withdrawn several ( duracet, ruzulin, pemolin etc ) may be more to go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Search the web: Google the term and you will find the complete list. ...Read more
LFT's: Elevated liver function tests (alt, ast and ggt). Just because medications are started that are cleared through the liver (protease inhibitors)'doesn't necessarily mean there will be dysfunction. Is important to try and minimize all meds that get cleared through the liver (statins for example if possible). Avoiding alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen) is very important. ...Read more
Medical conditions such as hepatitis-C and cirrhosis of the liver can also cause inaccurate urine drug test results.
Work w/ Dr!!!: There's no better advice than to work w/ your Dr to finf the best Tx. It might be a mono or combo and I think therapy is an important piece too. The newer atypical antipsychotics are likely to be worthwhile. They include aripiprazole (Abilify), risperidone (Risperdal), clozapine (Clozaril), olanzapine (Zyprexa), quetiapine (Seroquel), and ziprasidone (Geodon). ...Read more
Rohypnol: Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine used as a hypnotic or sedative in europe and south america. Supplies in the us have been smuggled in from europe, south america, and mexico, because it's not approved for clinical use here. This means it could be tampered with -- and give other symptoms besides the expected sedation, slurred speech, uncoordination, forgetfulness, confusion, etc. ...Read more
Are there any documented cases of drug induced Lupus caused by Aspirin and if so how long after discontinued do symptoms subside?
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It's a virus: Hepatitis B is a virus transmitted by coming in contact with the blood/body fluids of someone infected. Symptoms can be mild to severe & appear within 1-4 months: abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue & yellowing of skin (jaundice). Acute hepatitis B often resolves with rest/good nutrition. Chronic: antivirals/interferon/liver transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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