Augmentin and liver disease

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* liver disease; * alcoholism or cirrhosis of the liver; * heart disease or high blood pressure; * diabetes; or * a thyroid disorder.
Other tests to consider would be a repeat hepatitis screen, ANA level (to evaluate for autoimmune hepatitis) as well as an abdominal ultrasound (which can evaluate for fatty liver, anatomical liver disease, or gallbladder disease). If all the tests are negative and the liver enzymes remain above 100, a liver biopsy can be considered to further evaluate the cause. This can be discussed with a GI specialist. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
Remember that every single thing you put in your body will go thru your liver eventually, everything and anything can do harm if there is too much of it and the liver cannot process it out.
Take a diet rich in Vit B12 which should include meat and animal products, cheese, such as beef, liver, salmon, cod, and eggs. Take B12 supplements and breakfast cereals fortified with vitamin B12. Finding the cause is important. The rash could be due to Augmentin and other drugs you are taking. Once the B12 injections start acting, the medicines can be stopped after talking to your doctor. Talk to a nutrition expert about a diet rich in B12. Hope this helps.
i got on the computer and started to learn about the liver and all the Hep. and that i did...... Did my byopsy in Febuary and i am in stage2 grade 2 with 1% fatty tissue and have Emphazima present on my lung tissue, started the Treatment May 9 2005 On Pegasy and Ribiven and did 90 trail to see if the count will come down like the Doc would like to see it, and it Didn't that much as of aug 18 so i am doing another 90 days to try again and maybe it going to take longer..
(rib and peg) Had severe sides-recommended by liver specialist to NOT do txt again-until something oral comes along.I have had and have now, cryoglobulenemia, neuropathy (numbness and spasms in legs, feet and hands, body aches and fatigue. I deal by eating vegetarian (no dairy or any meat except maybe fish only), organic as much as possible yoga type exercise.
The dizziness resembled being carsick, with lightheadedness and occasional moments of nausea and feeling faint (but I never passed out). I had a CAT scan and blood work twice, and so far no diagnosis for the dizziness/fatigue. It got better for a few weeks but last week I began to have dizzy spells again, this time accompanied by maxillary sinus pressure. I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned.
I have a similar condition that has taken me YEARS to properly diagnose-- on my own (doctors were clueless)! It is most likely LB or CV and requires a 7 day treatment with Augmentin 500 mg or bicarbonate sitz baths. Hopefully this site will clarify things for you. http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlFilePath=journals/ijanp/vol6n1/vaginosis.
HAD LOWER LEFT WISDOM TOOTH OUT TUESDAY AND NOW IT IS SEVEN DAYS LATER AND STILL HAVE LEFT LOWER LIP AND LEFT SIDE OF CHIN NUMBNESS AND FRONT LOWER TEETH AND GUM ON INSIDE ALSO..GOING BACK TO ORAL SURGEON ON THURSDAY TO SEE WHAT HE SAYS..ALSO ALTHOUGH THERE IS THE NUMBNESS I HAVE PERIODIC ITCHING FEELING AND CRAWLEY FEELINGS IN MY CHIN AND LIP, DOES THIS MEAN I HAVE INFERIOR ALVELOAR NERVE DAMAGE..WILL IT GET BETTER IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN TAKE TO HELP THIS SITUATION..
A lot of my symptoms seem to mimic the early stages of that disease, and it is so rare and uncommon in this country now that most doctors have never seen it, let alone have the qualifications to diagnose it. Every doctor I've seen assures me that is impossible though I feel like there is something coursing through my veins, slowly poisoning me. I just don't know what do to. I've written to the foundation about finding an LLMD and will have my WB repeated.
Hepatitis B causes chronic liver disease in a small number of patients whereas most patients with C have chronic disease. Other causes for liver disease (autoimmune, metabolic)can be excluded by a combination of blood and urine tests. It is also necessary to ask your doctor whether gallstones have been excluded by ultrasound study of the gallbladder. Your posting suggests that you are improving although your liver tests are still slightly elevated.
thanks to the OP for posting those possible causes etc as I now think it may be allergy, Iam taking a LOT of herbal supplements for my Liver Disease and I think it may be related and the ringing is like a 'pressure build up' sort of noise - the humming must also be part of it, so Im gunna stop all my supplements which include Milk Thistle, Multi-Vitamins, Cod-Liver Oil, Dandelion , Artichoke and Herbal Teas (although most of those have just started recently) if any I think it be Milk Thistle a
Yeah, tingling is one of my main symptoms as well...but it's not constant. If yours is constant, then I bet it has everything to do with the buldging disk!!! Good luck!!!
He examined the MRI and suggested a Lumbar Puncture and tests for Lyme Disease, Syphalis, and HIV. All are negative! Which is great, however, symptoms are getting worse again, and I am at a loss at what to do next. This has all caused considerable stress and anxiety which has sent me to a Psychiatrist and has me taking Xanex when needed. Wanted to see make sure we are not missing anything! Feel fine otherwise. Any ideas what to do next?
You should consult your doctor about getting other investigations done including a kidney and liver function test. Are you having any other symptoms like yellow skin or yellow urine, loss of appetite, nausea, etc? If the symptoms are still persistent, consult a gastroenterologist and get a proper clinical evaluation done. Let us know if you have any doubts and keep us posted on how you are doing. Hope this helps. Good luck.
My surgeon sent me back to the hospital for a sonogram and bloodwork. Nothing showed up. My liver and pancreatic enzymes were almost back to normal and my white blood cell count was okay. I took Augmentin for 10 days and was prescribed Pepcid because the surgeon thought I may have had a minor ulcer due tot he surgery. At my next visit with no relief the surgeon referred me back to the gastroenterologist I had seen in the hospital.
Seeing many of the first cases leading to the link between liver disease and Augmentin, liver disease and alcohol consumption, and acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) interference with liver function." I do not take tylenol, except for fever, and in moderation. I have a prescription drug reference disk of my wifes, for nursing school, and almost every drug listed states to use with caution in people with liver disease.
I was diagnosed 35 years after I contracted the disease (based on known risk factors). My liver enzymes were still in the normal range. The only sure test to rule out the Hep C virus is to have an antibody test done. If that comes back positive then a viral load test is required to see if the virus is active. If it is not active, then you have been exposed but have do not have the chronic disease. Many drugs, including some antobiotics, will cause elevation in the liver enzymes.
a common antifungal pill (for nail fungus) has only 2 pills that you take....and can, and does cause liver failure. Why it is still on the market is beyond me. I mean, which would you rather have, a healthy liver or a pretty toenail? It doesn't take much when it's the wrong molecule to really upset the apple cart when the liver isn't working well.
I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
I have had blood for Thyroid test, CBC, Chemistry Panel (7 tests), Liver Function Panel, and White blood cell differential, and Urine tests that were all normal. At one point I woke from my sleep with a "jolt" in my head and the next day felt a "tingling" in my head and leg that led me to ER. The ER performed a CT scan without contrast and indicated it was a normal study. My primary doctor also scheduled me for an MRI without contrast a few days later.
Prior to all of this I had been treated with antibiotics (at different times floxin, levofloxacin, doxycycline, augmentin, azithromycin), diflucan, and nystatin on and off for a year or so, to treat non-specific prostatitis (no agent was detected). I had stopped antibiotics in September, and my stools were a little loose. Diflucan was for possible yeast infection in prostate; nystatin to prevent yeast overgrowth after antibiotic treatment.
Prior to all of this I had been treated with antibiotics (at different times floxin, levofloxacin, doxycycline, augmentin, azithromycin), diflucan, and nystatin on and off for a year or so, to treat non-specific prostatitis (no agent was detected). I had stopped antibiotics in September, and my stools were a little loose. Diflucan was for possible yeast infection in prostate; nystatin to prevent yeast overgrowth after antibiotic treatment.
Prior to all of this I had been treated with antibiotics (at different times floxin, levofloxacin, doxycycline, augmentin, azithromycin), diflucan, and nystatin on and off for a year or so, to treat non-specific prostatitis (no agent was detected). I had stopped antibiotics in September, and my stools were a little loose. Diflucan was for possible yeast infection in prostate; nystatin to prevent yeast overgrowth after antibiotic treatment.
Prior to all of this I had been treated with antibiotics (at different times floxin, levofloxacin, doxycycline, augmentin, azithromycin), diflucan, and nystatin on and off for a year or so, to treat non-specific prostatitis (no agent was detected). I had stopped antibiotics in September, and my stools were a little loose. Diflucan was for possible yeast infection in prostate; nystatin to prevent yeast overgrowth after antibiotic treatment.
Prior to all of this I had been treated with antibiotics (at different times floxin, levofloxacin, doxycycline, augmentin, azithromycin), diflucan, and nystatin on and off for a year or so, to treat non-specific prostatitis (no agent was detected). I had stopped antibiotics in September, and my stools were a little loose. Diflucan was for possible yeast infection in prostate; nystatin to prevent yeast overgrowth after antibiotic treatment.
Prior to all of this I had been treated with antibiotics (at different times floxin, levofloxacin, doxycycline, augmentin, azithromycin), diflucan, and nystatin on and off for a year or so, to treat non-specific prostatitis (no agent was detected). I had stopped antibiotics in September, and my stools were a little loose. Diflucan was for possible yeast infection in prostate; nystatin to prevent yeast overgrowth after antibiotic treatment.
please be carefully monitoring liver numbers while on augmenten. it is very bad for the liver and can cause liver damage in some...ASK YOUR HEP DR ABOUT THIS ONE...i would beg for a less liver harmful antibiotic if there is one. ASMILE i hope you get well soon and teeth recover...
Prior to all of this I had been treated with antibiotics (at different times floxin, levofloxacin, doxycycline, augmentin, azithromycin), diflucan, and nystatin on and off for a year or so, to treat non-specific prostatitis (no agent was detected). I had stopped antibiotics in September, and my stools were a little loose. Diflucan was for possible yeast infection in prostate; nystatin to prevent yeast overgrowth after antibiotic treatment.
Prior to all of this I had been treated with antibiotics (at different times floxin, levofloxacin, doxycycline, augmentin, azithromycin), diflucan, and nystatin on and off for a year or so, to treat non-specific prostatitis (no agent was detected). I had stopped antibiotics in September, and my stools were a little loose. Diflucan was for possible yeast infection in prostate; nystatin to prevent yeast overgrowth after antibiotic treatment.
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