High ammonia levels medication

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Avatar f tn They finally diagnosed him yesterday with high ammonia levels. All other tests are clear liver etc are fine. He had been suffering with urine problems and constipation for a few months before this started. My question is how long before he comes back to normal as he still is hallucinating, has no memory, acts very childlike and generally disturbed ( hes usually perfectly healthy other than epilepsy which is controlled with medication.
Avatar n tn Normav, I'd encourage you to ask your father's doctors these questions. I know it's often difficult to get them to spend 5 minutes with you answering questions in language that you understand, but insist on it. An ammonia level of 400 is extremely high. If your father has been in the hospital for 3 weeks with liver failure and his ammonia is still this high, it sounds pretty grim to me.
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 speech.....to coma, and even death. Ask your doctor about LACTULOSE or ENULOSE for your mother!
Avatar n tn In one week my ammonia level has gone from 68 to 93. Only numbers off on liver function on 10/29 were ALT @ 61 (5 high). ALT on 10/21 test was 53. I've read all I can find on this but nowhere have I found anything mentioning high ammonia levels and "normal" liver functions. I'm having many symptoms associated with high ammonia. Last 2 months I've had a major problem with abdomen distentia. Abdomen and pelvis CT was performed on 10/30...
Avatar n tn Surprisingly, the level of the ammonia does not always correlate with the severity of someones hepatic encephalopathy. Some individuals tolerate high ammonia levels with little confusion whereas others will have severe problems with only mildly elevated ammonia levels. I think the most important thing for you to realize is that hepatic encephalopathy is a serious complication of advanced liver disease.
Avatar n tn She is going to have a liver biopsy next week. My question is how high can her ammonia levels be before it will put her into acoma or worse?
Avatar n tn I believe I had a problem with high ammonia i nite as I started seeing double & went dillusional.Didn't remember anything about it but the wife told me the next day.I'm getting the impression this usually only happens with decompensated liver disease.My liver is still compensated & am on pegasys/rib tx.Doc didn't test me for high level of ammonia as this seemed to be an isolated incident.Is this possible & what exactly is the difference between compensated & decompensated?
Avatar f tn He takes a medication for high pressure in the right side of his heart and lactalose for the ammonia levels,he is also on blood pressure medication, he takes these when he feels he needs them but not like he should. What would you say is causing the swelling in his ankles?
Avatar n tn The doctors stated his ammonia levels were too high. He is taking a medication to pass the ammonia in his stool, but it doesn't seem to be helping much. Are there any other medications we should ask the doctor about? I know he will die form this disease, but I wish I could help him be more comfortable. Please help. Also, are these the signs of the later stages of the disease (he also has the swollen abdomen and legs also).
1391441 tn?1333851561 He presently takes Lactulose, but has been hospitalized in the past to help with the high ammonia levels. A low protein diet sometimes helps with ammonia levels, but not always. The only thing that has recently helped my brother with symptoms is the "Alzheimer's patch." I won't mention the name of the medication or the pharmaceutical company, and no--I'm not a rep for the company. It is being used off-label by my brother's doctor and his quality of life has improved dramatically.
Avatar n tn I consider myself lucky because they told me I would die within 5 years of that operation that was done in 1980 and here I sit with a smile on my face.
1391695 tn?1298143389 Ammonia also plays a role in both normal and abnormal animal physiology. Ammonia is biosynthesised through normal amino acid metabolism and is toxic in high concentrations.[51] The liver converts ammonia to urea through a series of reactions known as the urea cycle.
29837 tn?1414538248 I had high ammonia levels from cirrhosis. It does make your brian foggy. The thing is, its all so insidious, it happens slowly. So I didn't know how out of it I was until I started taking lactulose to reduce the ammonia. And then, surprise, I stopped taking naps, my brain was working better. Don't deny yourself the possibility of feeling better.
Avatar f tn High concentrations are really dangerous, but low concentrations could be tolerated by other humans. You can have a blood test to check the levels of ammonia in your blood, but I’ve not got round to investigating it yet. I’m convinced it’s a gas or a toxin linked to one of our bio-chemical body reactions. One day it will all make sense.
Avatar m tn so they had to put him on a ventilator and into ICU where he's been for a week now. He developed pnemonia, his ammonia levels remained high (his liver wasn't clearing the medication out of his system), and he didn't have any bowel movements in 5 days. My question is, should it even have been possible to push his PCA button "too many times" if the dosage on the PCA was correct/safe?
1916673 tn?1420236870 Severe dehydration can also cause BUN levels to become high, though this is easily determined, because Creatinine levels tend to remain normal. Congestive heart disease, Cushing's disease (and cortisone-like medicines that mimic it) and Addison’s disease all have a tendency to produce moderately elevated BUN levels, as do many other illnesses, conditions and medicines.
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. You can have these levels checked to know the status now. If you have jaundice or if you have clay colored stools or if the liver enzymes are persistently raised, you will need to consult your doctor for an assessment. Take care.
Avatar n tn Went in to hospital and said had arterial fibrillation,low potassium, high blood pressure. Ran all tests, EKG,MRI,etc. Found no cause of passing out. Changed blood pressure medicine, took off diaretics. Having pain occur randomly in foot, goes away after few days, has reoccured now behind knee, painful and cannot walk on it. No explaination from Dr.'s. Liver blood test came back high, red blood count low, low iron. Also on Coumadin and blood pressure medicine, Coreg.
Avatar m tn nothing), so i took him back on Friday and his ALKP level was 2000 on Friday and today when I took him back for another round of blood after a weekend of IV, denamarin and ampicillin, his levels were so high they could not be registered. Im so confused because the doctor said this is all so very serious, however, he seems to be in very high spirits and has been in a great mood for the last two days. His normal personality has come back and he's acting completely like himself again.
Avatar f tn Can my mom take Xifaxan is a new medication that may help hepatic encephalopathy and allow less lactulose. She is taking Lactulose now for high ammonia levels, it helps but she is tired of of the free bowel movements.
Avatar n tn Hello, I have been ill for years, but recently I was told my Ammonia level was high. At first it was 59 and now it is at 122, I am tired and throwing up all the time. I have 3-4 ulcers, Fibroymalgia, Anklosying Spondilitis, and more, I am also on Enbrel, methotrexate, Roxicodone, Avinza, and more. What it the highest your ammonia can go before you die? What do you think this could be. Help?????
1481758 tn?1287642243 feet ,shaking,short breath,cold tingel all over my body,up set stomch,blacking out,panic. they treated me for high ammonia levels,does this sound right?
4043517 tn?1374010173 First get my bowels working and my ammonia down. I'm out for a few weeks right before Xmas, that figures.
Avatar f tn The condition that happens when ammonia levels get too high. His doctor prescribed Lactulose. The liquid medication that does indeed increase the need for the bathroom. He is taking 3T. three times a day. In the beginning he would find himself rushing off the bathroom pretty frequently. Once the meds became established in his system (a month or so seems to be my recollection of how long it took) he now has 3-4 soft BM's a day and no longer feels chained to the bathroom.
433263 tn?1204110037 which hopefully I do not need it but I sometimes have spells of high ammonia levels and have to be taken to the er and if anyone without health insurance has been there we both know its very costly.... Any ideas?
Avatar m tn Not all patients have high ammonia levels when they have an HE episode. I hope this helps. Best of luck to you and your husband!
Avatar f tn But USG says No portal hypertension. -What could be the reason of high ammonia? Will long term smoking cause ammonia to increase? -Do High ammonia levels not reflect/ co-relate in associated blood reports of kidney and liver? All my other blood tests are normal. Symptoms present: Minor fingers shaking (occasionally)/ Minor dizziness (occasionally) Sonography reads the following: LIVER: Size: Enlarged, 17.
Avatar n tn although the pressure was slightly high. He has recently given me numerous trial medication to see if my current state and headaches would improve including apo-acetazolamide (250 mg) and ratio-topiramate (25mg). With acetazolamide not working, and topiramate worsening my state. After being on topiramate for 3 days, I had a general feeling of confusion, disorientation, trouble with my memory, and trouble concentrating.