Ammonia levels lactulose

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1654058 tn?1407162666 " I entered hospital last week w a 14. Leaving w 53 and they gave me an RX for lactulose." 14, 53 for what values? Ammonia should be listed under ammonia on blood test result. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It is common for GI bleeding to exacerbate hepatic encephalopathy.
Avatar f tn is lactulose made for everyone with liver problems? my mom is very sick. her ammonia level was at 80 when she got tested then it went down to 53 she was still not feeling to good but they send her home they said to make sure that she has 3 to 4 bm everyday she has been taking lactulose for a few months now but she went home and she still did not have a bm the next day and she got really bad. so we took her back to the hospital and they tested her again.
Avatar f tn My Ammonia levels are 3 times to high. Anyone else used Lactulose & how does it effect you? Started 2 weeks ago and have to wear Depends & have explosions. I'm so sick of cleaning the carpet. When it starts, there is no way I can make it to the bathroom. Watery gold diarrhea. Mostly gold water, my poor butt hurts & the abdominal pains are eye opening.
Avatar n tn That is very interesting I'm on lactulose for ammonia levels. and it causes me to have extreme diaria. Thats the first time I ever heard of animals taking this.
10805050 tn?1420939120 I had the TIPS procedure done do to uncontrolled Portal Hypertension that almost killed me. Unfortunately. one of the major side effects/reactions of the Bypass shunt is raised ammonia levels, and the development of constant HE symptoms (I have to track each of 14 symptoms of HE on a weekly basis and have my ammonia levels checked every month-sometimes even more often). A few months ago, I had started taking the drug at least 1/2 hour after meals.
Avatar n tn Didn't your Doctor give him Lactulose? This is a syrup like substance that you swallow and it clears the ammonia out. There are certain foods which cause more ammonia problems than others. Eating lots of meat isn't a good idea. Surely the Doctor gave you some of this information. If he didn't, you need a different Doctor quick. I'm sorry you are going through this.
Avatar m tn Has anyone been told that you have high ammonia levels from Hep-C? If so, please tell me the common side effects and if you use Lactulose for treatment. I am interested in hearing about headaches that you may have from the disease or treatment.
Avatar n tn When ammonia levels go too high in liver patients, they are given "Lactulose" (also called "Enulose"). Lactulose is a liquid laxative that binds with Ammonia to remove it from a person's system. High ammonia levels can cause everything from dementia, drunkenness, slurred coma, and even death. Ask your doctor about LACTULOSE or ENULOSE for your mother!
1008841 tn?1293602560 that is to say, some patients who have hepatic encephalopathy (HE, or confusion due to liver dysfunction) do not have elevated ammonia levels, and sometimes ammonia levels can be elevated without apparent HE -- docs usually use the guidelines Hector provided above to diagnose HE as opposed to just declaring it based on ammonia levels. Flowerchild: you can calculate your own MELD score if you have a copy of your lab reports from bloodwork by using this site: http://www.mayoclinic.
Avatar f tn She is receiving antibotics for a urinary tract infection because of her ammonia levels. What happens if her ammonia level keeps rising? And what should we look for in the next stage of her illness?
Avatar f tn How to keep ammonia levels down? Or how to lower them? Anyone know? Thanks in advance.
Avatar f tn She did fine through the procedure, but now her ammonia level is 68 and she is a little symptomatic. She was started on Lactulose 2 days ago and her last ammonia level showed an increase instead of decrease. What would cause this? Is it normal for it to rise before it goes down? She is having 3+ BM's daily so the medicine is doing its part. She isnt bleeding anymore and the fluid is not accumulating, so we can probably assume the stent is functioning.
Avatar f tn His condition has been unchanged for 3 weeks. I called and asked what his ammonia levels were last week. The nurse gave me the run around and said they were within normal limits. Without the limits in fornt of me I don't know what they are. My husband went to Utah 2 days after I called, and all of a sudden they were checking ammonia levels and trating him with Lactolose, which I know is the appropriate Tx.
Avatar m tn I have 57 ammonia level in July and in August 97 ammonia level. Took Lactulose and two weeks later had 101 and added the antibiotic effixir (sp) just last week. Will this be chronis? Is there hope to get it down and keep it down? The test showed a slightly enlarged liver. Could this be caused from spreading fertilizer, coloring my hair and spraying poision? I cut out the protein except for fish, eggs and a few other things. Driking lots more water to flush my system. Any other suggestions.
Avatar n tn He has recently begun having bouts of high ammonia levels-3 or 4 day good then 3 or 4 days bad. He takes laculose, which he adjusts as needed, & another med in pill form. Are there any other things that he can do to mitigate the ammonia besides meds & low protein diet?
1184842 tn?1264268787 I take anywhere between 8 to 16 shots of Lactulose a day, to control my ammonia levels to keep them at a level that will keep me out of the hospital. I can't stand the taste or the texture, there are times that I will start crying just at the thought of taking it, but I know I need it to live. As someone mentioned earlier, I would eat dirt to live. God bless you, Tigermama, there are people out here who are suffering just as much as you are, if not more.
30678 tn?1217992847 Has anyone had any problems with ammonia levels being elevated. My doctor prescribed lactulose for the problem. Just curious if anyone else has had the same problem.
Avatar n tn I've had alot of problems with ammonia levels. Thats what they give me for it. My problem was my spleen would swell. But I thought I was tired and confused and forgot alot of thingswhen I was on treatment but, that does not compair to how the high ammonia level makes you feel. The comment the other member made about the protein is so very true and it's a big problem in your ammonia level getting high.
Avatar n tn My son is in 4th stage liver failure & awaiting transplant. He is having increasing problems with high ammonia levels. He takes laculose & another med. in pill form. Are there things he can be doing to help keep his levels down besides meds & low protein diet?
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Avatar m tn The liver which is decompromised cannot metabolize the waste products hence there is an elevation of blood ammonia levels resulting in encephalopathy. Also, iincreased levels of ammonia may also be seen with gastrointestinal bleeding, where the blood cells are haemolysed in the intestines, releasing protein. The treatment is directed at the cause and in giving life support measures.
Avatar n tn Just looked at my latest labs and the normal range for ammonia is 11-35 and I scored 76. My Doc has had me on lactulose over 2 years now, doseage is 2 tablespoons daily. I honestly don't know if the ammonia indicates more liver damage. I do know that mine has taken a turn for the worst this year. I did 6 months of tx in '98 & again in '02. I did not SVR but I believe it gave my liver a short break from the HCV.
Avatar n tn , extreme lethary and confusion. Usually a medication called Lactulose is given to lower ammonia (Lactulose is unpleasant, as it causes numerous bowel movements each day.
Avatar n tn At the age of 36 she had to have a complete gastrectomy(entire stomach removed) due to massive polyps. One year ago she started developing high ammonia levels, range from upper 60's to 110. Massive headaches seem to accompany the elevated levels. She has had liver function tests and biopsies for years now and have determined the problem isn't her liver. They prescribed lactulose and Xifaximim(antibiotic given to liver disease patients, might have the spelling wrong).
Avatar n tn My Ammonia levels are at high (61), yet after a birrage of tests and an MRI, my liver is fine, and the doctors are unsure as to what is causing the raised Blood Ammonia Levels. Question...There are some unusual circumstances in which someone can have an elevated ammonia and a normal liver. What are they?
Avatar n tn He has high levels of ammonia,which they are treating with lactaluse.Of course it limits his going out,he spends most of the day sleeping or in the bathroom from the medicine.I worry so much.He was the sweetest man I know,now he is extremely depressed,moody,angry,etc.Are there any other treatments on the horizen for Hep C and high ammonia?This is effecting our marriage,because its hard to live with his temper,as much as I try to understand.I have chronic headaches,and I guess we are both a mess.
Avatar f tn My gastroentologist would like to start me on lactulose after recent blood test shows elevated ammonia levels. I was curious on what causes this. A previous blood test done earlier this year with my primary doctor only showed an elevated liver function which is why I visited the gastro in the first place. No word of high ammonia levels till now. The only difference is i started drinking protein shakes in the morning for breakfast. Could this have anything to do with it?
Avatar f tn My mother has cirrohsis and has ascites and is struggling with high ammonia levels. She is being treated with lactolose and for now it is bringing her levels down. She reached 102 a few days ago and the lactolose has returned her level to 54. I am trying to find out how how and ammonia level can go before it is considered toxic and will cause her to go into a coma? I am also wondering in advanced cirrohsis will the lactolose eventually be uneffective in bringing down the ammonia levels?