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How long can a fatty liver stay , I am worried if it will develop to any other syndrome , does strattera (atomoxetine) and zyprexa have any effect on fatty liver ?
Fatty liver: Although fatty liver itself doesn't usually cause liver failure down the road, they can develop into other syndromes which can, if not followed closely. Both of the medications that you mentioned can have some associated liver issues. If you are on them, you may have to have blood tests drawn periodically to follow your liver function. You should discuss this with your physician. ...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
Atypicals-zyprexa-latuda-seroquel etc. Or anticonvultants-depakote-tegretol-lamictal etc..Which are harder on your liver?
Liver function: Medications are often metabolized in the liver and their safety depends on its integrity. Tegretol induces its own metabolism. Depakote increases the amount of ammonia. Zyprexa, seroquel and Latuda (lurasidone) are metabolized by different metabolic pathways by citochrome p450 enzymes. Lamictal is glucuronized. The risk of liver disease due to these drugs depends on the dose of meds and the liver capacity. ...Read more
My dad has macrocytic anemia. His liver and kidney tests are normal. Mch, b12, WBC normal. Could it be due to zyprexa (olanzapine)? Is it riskier than microcytic?
More info: Macrocytic anemia can have many causes and more information is needed. Alcohol intake is a common cause especially when it is accompanied by ingestion of nsaids, the combination causing gastritis and bleeding. There are also hereditary hemoglobin abnormalities that can be detected with additional testing. He should continue to pursue an answer with the help of his primary care provider. ...Read more
Uncommon.: While elevations in liver enzymes can occur, development of fatty liver changes as a direct result of fluoxetine/olanzapine is unlikely. However increased caloric intake/weight gain and Insulin resistance can lead to fatty liver and Olanzapine has been linked to these events. ...Read more
I'm taking Zoloft (sertraline) 200, lamictal 200 and olanzapine 10 for the last 2 years, it was lower before that, can it cause liver damage, or other dangerous things?
No: If you are taking your meds as prescribed, ; your liver is functioning normally, it should be O.K. If you are started on Depakote or depakene, (valproic acid) you may need to have the Lamictal reduced or started on those meds at a very low dose, as it can cause Lamictal levels to be increased by 50% in your system. ...Read more
Several things: Approved uses our schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Off label uses are for the stabilization of certain types of personality disorders, intermittent explosive disorder, and sometimes as an appetite stimulant in severe forms of anorexia nervosa. It can occasionally be prescribed for autistic spectrum disorders and an augmentation strategy for intractable depressive disorders when all else has failed.Hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Zyprexa (olanzapine) side effects: Like other antipsychotic meds, zypr can cause weight gain, elevated triglycerides, cholesterol and fasting blood sugar. Some liver strain could show up as incr in liver enzyme numbers. It can cause tight, twitchy or restless muslces, called eps and akathesia, relieved by side effect meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or cogent in. Higher doses: tired or sedated, so take at bedtime. Rare: drop in blood cell count. ...Read more