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Valium And Liver
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
Xanax (alprazolam) & liver labs: While it is not common Xanax (alprazolam) can cause hepatotoxicity. If labs were normal before & now elevated liver enzymes are present I suggest you work with your prescriber to gradually taper and d/c eventually. There are many other options but first talk to your prescriber. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam) & Alcohol: The answer is both simple and complex. Alcohol has a direct toxic effect for the liver. Xanax (alprazolam) does not. But, xanax (alprazolam) is often thought of in medicine as the 'pill form' of alcohol. Xanax (alprazolam) is incredibly addicting. It increases its negative side effects if taken while drinking alcohol. ...Read more
Zyrtec (cetirizine): There is a "caution" warning for this medication with any liver impairment. Discuss this with your liver specialist. ...Read more
Does klonopin (clonazepam) medication for anxiety cause a rise in neutroplis and GGT counts rest of my liver panel normal?
Yes: It can cause liver function test abnormalities. Usually, it is mild and patients can cont to stay on the medication with some monitoring. Of course, Lipitor (atorvastatin) and can do it as well. No reports on Klonopin and Lipitor (atorvastatin) having synergistic affect on liver test abnormalities. ...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
Milk thistle: Should not be a problem but you should be comfortable with plain milk. ...Read more
Which antibiotic for throat infection is safe on liver enzymes. I had a high liver enzyme level (alt 84) due to fatty liver.
I have primary biliary cirhosis. Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) to help with alcohol withdrawal symptoms or will that damage my liver too?
Biliary cirrhosis: Although it's a benzodiazepine and could be used, xanax (alprazolam) might not be the preferred medication to use in alcohol withdrawal. It really depends on what your physician determines is safest for you, considering your entire state of health. Alcohol would definitely be more injurious to your liver than xanax (alprazolam). Sometimes medications must be reduced in dosage, in accord w/reductions in liver function. ...Read more
What will happen when you take tylenol (acetaminophen) and have elevated ALT and AST liver enzymes?
Depends.: All the above are potentially toxic to the liver in high doses and long term use. Valerian use is generally safe in the short term and both Ativan (lorazepam) and alcohol are generally safe when taken sparingly and also for a short term. When you do take them, your doctor can monitor the effect on your liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Valium (diazepam) is an older benzodiazepine tranquilizer. It was the #1 prescribed drug (of any kind) in the us in the late 1960s but is used less now due to drug interactions and active metabolites. It is still used for anxiety and as "pre-medication" for uncomfortable medical and minor surgical procedures. It is habit-forming, should not be used with alcohol, ...Read more