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Doctor insights on: What Kind Of Drugs And Herbs Cause Hepatotoxicity

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What kind of drugs and herbs cause hepatotoxicity?

What kind of drugs and herbs cause hepatotoxicity?

A multitude: Difficult to answer because so many substances are either activated or eliminated by liver & in high enough doses (eg.Acetaminophen) can overwhelm liver's ability to cope. Partial list of herbs:pyrrolizidine alkaloids, mistletoe, certain wild mushrooms, kava kava, hydroxycut, germander, carmellia sinensis, pennyroyal, atractylis gummifera, chaparral, greater sellandine, jin bu huan. Total list: long! ...Read more

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I'm taking effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg and Lamictal 200mg. I'm worried about my low energy. Can these drugs cause hepatotoxicity and which are the symptoms?

I'm taking effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg and Lamictal 200mg. I'm worried about my low energy.  Can these drugs cause hepatotoxicity and which are the symptoms?

Talk to your doctor : This is a good combination of medication. These meds are usually well-tolerated. Talk to your doctor about the risks, benefits and side effects of your treatment. If needed, your doctor can order tests to monitor your liver. We look for a yellow coloration to the white part of the eye or yellowing of the skin (jaundice) which suggests liver injury or disease. Talk to your doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How can orlistat cause hepatotoxicity?

How can orlistat cause hepatotoxicity?

Coincidence likely: There are reported liver toxiicty and in the test tube its toxic to liver cells. if true; Sure is rare. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlistat#Side_effects http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%28%231%20AND%20%232%29 ON THE OTHER HAND. Fat in liver occurs with a significant amt of fat in 1/5 fat people. Gallstones, alcohol intake and other liver injurious things also associate with obesity. ...Read more

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Which is worse -- hepatotoxicity vs liver failure?

Semantics: Hepatotoxicity is exposure of the liver to something that makes it sick. This may be acute, subacute, or chronic. Liver failure, similarly may be acute, chronic and compensated, or chronic and decompensated. A failing liver implies significant loss of liver function. Both scenarios should be avoided. In either case, stay away from alcohol, and ask your doctor for lifestyle, diet, rx advice. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between hepatoxicity and liver failure?

Information: Hepato toxicity is what happens to the liver in respons to a toxic substance. It is an acute process. An example is acute alcohol intoxication., or adverse drug reaction.Liver failure can be the end result of a toxic event. Tixic events often are reversible. Liver failure often ins not reversible, and can be acute or chronic. ...Read more

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Can there be some kind of drug that causes one to cough constantly?

Can there be some kind of drug that causes one to cough constantly?

ACE inhibitor: The class of medication called ace inhibitor used for high blood pressure has a side effect of causing cough in about 10% of people who take it. Also, the class of medications called beta-blockers can induce asthma in susceptible people causing cough, wheeze and difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Which type of drug that can cause ascitis?

Which type of drug that can cause ascitis?

None: Please consult this site for causes of ascites. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/ascites/page2_em.htm ...Read more

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What kind of drug causes your hands to turn rosy or reddish?

What kind of drug causes your hands to turn rosy or reddish?

Red discoloration: Vancomycin is an antibiotic that is known to cause "red man's syndrome" if it is infused too fast. Rifampin is another antibiotic that causes the fluids of the body to turn red. ...Read more