Fentanyl and liver disease

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Avatar f tn If the stage of your liver disease is unknown determining what is safe to take is not possible. What meds a patient can take safely is based on the stage of liver disease and any other health conditions a patient may have. Your doctor should know what is safe or unsafe for you as they know your medical history and we don't.
Avatar f tn Yes, they are safe. Most of us with cirrhosis commonly have an endoscopy and colonoscopy every year or so to screen and monitor the status of our varices. I have taken miralax many times with no adverse effects. What can more problematic is any anesthesia type drug(s) you may be given. I assume this procedure is being performed by your gastro and she/he is aware of your cirrhosis?
Avatar f tn More like a contract not to accept opiates from anyone else. Fentanyl is a powerful drug and if your using the patch form it takes longer to get in and out of your system should you have complications with it.
410475 tn?1262942367 the test were run when I was still on fentanyl and the others like viocoden and norco. and, no I never drink. the viocoden contains a lot of tylenol which I know isn't good for the liver, but do not know about the kidneys, this is scaring me.
Avatar m tn I would seek out advice from the medical facility that has placed you on the donor list for a liver transplant to understand fully what can disqualify you for a liver transplant. If you are prescribed the Fentanyl and Dilaudid for pain associated with liver failure, I highly doubt that these meds will disqualify you from a liver transplant but PLEASE seek clarification that this is the case. In these types of situations, it is always best to seek out clarification.
Avatar m tn I would think a good Pharmacy or a Pain Clinic would order them for you. The generic is Oral Transmucosal Fentanyl Citrate (OTFC) and the trademark name is Actiq®, manufactured by Cephalon. I would also check to see if your insurance covers them. I wish you the best...
Avatar f tn I also have RA and degenerative disc disease with 3 herniations in l-spine and 7 herniations in thoracic area. I take methadone for pain. I have tried all the others oxycodone without Tylenol and fentanyl patches etc... All of which I was allowed to take with hep c bit the methadone works best and doesn't mess with my mind. You pain mgmt drs should know what you can take or check with your GI doctor.
5611452 tn?1370971104 compensated (liver still works), decompensated (liver begins to not perform functions), and End Stage Liver Disease (ESLD - liver begins to fail, person will die without a transplant). No one knows how long these different stages and phases will last. It varies. I think you may have beginning decompensated cirrhosis, which is "stage 4" or f-4, but I think your liver is still performing it's essential functions fairly well.
306867 tn?1299249709 Mary, Their is a rule of thumb for gallbladder disease. the 3 F's. Female, fat and forty. Gallbladder disease of course affects more than just those mentioned and of course I don't like the 3 F's. If GB disease and addiction were connected, their would be many forty something overwheight women at the pharmacy or waiting for their dealer to call them.
Avatar m tn I'm not a drug addict; in fact all the doctors I've met so far have never met someone like me at all! You see, pain killers have no effect on my pain at all!! That's especially not much fun when you also have a disease like MS (lots of pain there!) and gums that are so sensitive that I can't touch them with a Q-tip without putting Benzocaine on it and even that only reduces the pain from a 10 to about a 6 but I can deal with that.
Avatar f tn I was desperate. I have Liver Disease so the doctors do not want to give me any anti inflammatory medication. The dr. prescribed the patch today and Percocet for breakthrough pain. Can anyone tell me what to expect from the patch. I really appreciate anyones information. Thank you so very much.
Avatar m tn I agree with Spectda- there is minimal pain/discomfort involved. If you like, ask them about twilight anesthesia; they use fentanyl/versed combo and you probably won’t have much awareness or remember much, if anything.
1153451 tn?1262141148 My daughter is 24 and diagnosed with ESLD, massive Splenomegaly, Liver Disease, Cirrhosis, Portal Hypertension, Esophageal Varices, Hepatitis C and Hepatic Encephalopathy.Her liver resembles a 65 yo alcoholic male.WBC is 1.4 - 2.0, w/low RBC; platelet count 45 - 52.Hospice provided care several years ago.Morphine and Fentanyl patches were prescribed for the pain.After several mos. her condition improved. Hospice saw addictive behaviors, so they took the oxygen machine and left.
Avatar f tn Burprenorphine can be extremely potent, even more so than methadone, dilaudid, and oxymorphone; and falls just short in strength to Fentanyl. Problem is, Burprenorphine in patch form and also under the tradename Suboxone and Subutex is not very potent due to the low amount of burprenorphine contained within these products even within the highest packaged dose by the pharmaceutical company.
356518 tn?1322263642 Some of the pain medications are a bit harder for the liver to metabolize than others ie. Fentanyl vs. Oxycodone. Fentanyl is harder for the liver to metabolize and Oxycodone basically just flushes right through as long as there is no acetaminophen added. I take Milk Thistle and Dandelion Root everyday as they both assist the liver with detoxification and will not interfere with the potency of any medications you may be taking.
179856 tn?1333547362 Prosecutors say her scheme exposed nearly 6,000 patients at the two hospitals to the incurable liver disease. Thirty-six of them got infected. "It really doesn't matter if it's one or 30," author and freelance writer Pat Criscito of Monument, south of Denver, said Saturday, adding she thought Parker should have faced attempted murder charges. "There are some people who are not going to live as long as they were going to because of her.
Avatar f tn I am really trying to see if my sister's condition has anything to do with her being given this shot. Last time she was given it was April 2013, she is currently in the hospital fighting for her life!! So with all the warnings about if you have a liver disease you shouldn't be taking this shot and the doctors are advising her liver isn't functioning and for it to be as far gone as it is, if she had come to hospital a year ago they wouldn't have been able to do anything!!
Avatar f tn Autoimmune disorders Sometimes a body’s immune system may begin to attack the liver or bile ducts causing inflammation and scarring which leads to a progressive form of liver disease. Examples of liver diseases believed to be caused by the immune system are primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and autoimmune hepatitis.
Avatar n tn If your report says that your bilirubin is high, then you probably have jaundice (jaundice is the accumulation of bilirubin under the skin) and some type of liver disease that needs further testing and diagnosis. My two cents. Take care and God bless.
Avatar f tn I was going thru a bottle of vodka every 2 to 3 days. I started having discomfort in the liver area with nausea fatigue and dry mouth. Had an lft done all normal. Still felt sick and went to the hospital lft normal except elevated bilirubin ultrasound normal. Had another lft couple of weeks after bilrubin down to 1.3. And another normal ultrasound. I still deal with right quadrant pain fatigue and nausea.
1714226 tn?1308625105 Hi, my name is Patty and I am 29 years old. To say that liver disease runs in my family would be a huge understatement, for my grandmother, aunt, and my father have all died of cirrhosis of the liver. Neither of the 3 were alcoholics either. Since the age of 18, I have had routine checkups and blood work, keeping a close eye on my liver function and health. In January of 2010, I was diagnosed with gallbladder disease and had surgery to remove it.
1714226 tn?1308625105 Hi, my name is Patty and I am 29 years old. To say that liver disease runs in my family would be a huge understatement, for my grandmother, aunt, and my father have all died of cirrhosis of the liver. Neither of the 3 were alcoholics either. Since the age of 18, I have had routine checkups and blood work, keeping a close eye on my liver function and health. In January of 2010, I was diagnosed with gallbladder disease and had surgery to remove it.
Avatar f tn My daughter has been diagnosed with liver disease. She had hep c but that is now under control. She has developed varies in the aesophagus and these are banded every three months. She now has frequent nose bleeds and would like to know the significance of this. She had a drug problem and she also continues to drink alcohol in large amounts. What is the likely outcome of this as she does not listen to what I have to say regarding not drinking.
Avatar n tn God made the liver to be self replicating and self healing. You can lose half of it to disease and it will heal itself if you treat it right. Please "Google" liver and you will see how wonderful it is.
Avatar f tn He should be restricting sodium, taking medications to prevent ascites, varices, and hepatic encephalopathy, monitoring for liver cancer, restricting red meat, eating a liver friendly diet, and not drinking or taking medications that harm the liver. Obviously it is his choice whether or not to drink and whether or not to take care of his liver.
Avatar m tn Also only patients with cirrhosis of the liver are prone to liver cancer. Liver cancer is a very serious and many times deadly disease. It is one the worse cancers you can have if not caught early. An MRI with contrast is the best test for determining if a growth in the liver is benign or cancer. You should have a MRI perform assuming whoever is doing the testing is experienced in diagnosing liver cancer. Most radiologists are not experts in liver tumors so they can miss cancer.
Avatar n tn if you are 57yo you better consider treatment seriously and do all tests, cirrhosis and liver cancer jump to very high percentage after 50yo