Zyprexa and liver damage

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Avatar n tn He is on his second antidepresent called Elavil and now they are wanting to add Zyprexa to be taken with the Elavil. Lots of other sides but these seem to be the worse at the moment. Going into his 5th month of treatment. Pretty much a struggle the entire time. Today first day back to work in weeks. Viral counts almost undetectable, however the ALT and AST remain above the 150's. Much more to say but for now just needing feedback on this new drug they want to try.
Avatar n tn But we watched my husband's best friend die from liver failure last year, and that was scarier (albeit alcohol cirrhosis, not hepc, so I could tell myself not to worry). And now my Mom and my Aunt's sudden cirrhosis and now liver cx, (which I really thought would never happen), has me REALLY scared. <<Wellbutin is for mild to moderate depression, and you may require stronger drugs, or a combination of several drugs>>.
Avatar n tn I have been taking 5mg of klonipin a day for going on 6 years. I was diagnosed w/panic-attack anexiety disorder, and believe me, I had it bad. The next day....20 years of anexiety hell went away instantly. I also tried all the SSRI's and currently am on 150mg/day of Effexor, which seems to keep my moods fairly even. I think I can cut the klonipin use down to mabey 2mg/day, but I "freak" when I'm out and am concerned about liver damage from using this stuff. But HEY....
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been on Effexor XR for 3 years and I have gained about 40-50pounds, most when my dose was increased to 225, now I am on 75mg b/c I'm getting ready to wean off the medicine in a couple of weeks,and I haven't lost anything yet. My eating habits have not changed and I exercise. I have always been underweight and I could eat whatever I wanted...I'm only 26 years old...I know my metabolism has changed some, but not enough to pack on 40 pounds.
Avatar n tn , Remeron 30 mg.(antidepressant and sleep aid), and Zyprexa 1 mg. I have been on them for about a year and a half now. Happy to say that I have been stable....but it was a long long recovery! Luckily I was with a great psychiatrist in the hospital and had people to support me. I have had anxiety my whole life and constantly worrying about stuff and memory problems...etc. But never as severe as after my second child (I have never in the past had to take meds before).
Avatar n tn i have thought of suicide all the time; for 12 years or so.....I also have major liver damage and as of a few years now serious MIGRAINES that are unexplained....... I say we all need to use this internet to find out for ourselves about these crazy drugs THEY want to give us. wether it is ZOCOR or Lexapro. etc.., and for this person above ..JOSS26....... you are going to be in worse shape in a decade if you don't take control of YOUR OWN LIFE NOW..
Avatar n tn Like i said i have been on 5 years and get blood work twice a year and my liver kidney and other organs are perfect! My blood pressure and cholesterol are perfect too, im very healthy and i work out too. Opiates if taken RESPONSIBLY which 90% of people cant do and dont have the self control to do, but if you have strong will power and take them responsibly instead of just getting ****** up out of your mind all day, then they are MUCH better for you than xanax and other benzos.
1580318 tn?1550258081 Millions of Americans take PPIs to alleviate the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition marked by food and acid in the stomach leaking back into the esophagus and causing damage. But PPIs like Nexium (exomeprazole) and Prevacid (lansoprazole) have been shown to both block nutrient absorption and inhibit the production of necessary stomach acid, which can cause a host of other health problems. The U.S.
222267 tn?1253305810 Go for 6 small meals a day with a carb and a protien. No sodas and sugar. I have lost 46 pounds and I have been on zyprexa for about 7 years. I am loosing 30 more.
Avatar n tn If the med makes you feel worse than it isnt the right one.I went through alot of meds before I was put on zyprexa/celexa for bi polar and I am doing great now.and jram was right you tell that regular doc that zoloft isnt working for you. you shouldnt be having those kind of side effects and I would also see about getting a psychiatrist who is better trained to deal with mental health and more familiar with the meds that can be used.jram is right about docs and the med companies.
Avatar n tn It can cause serious weight gain, and liver damage, it has to be constantly monitored. If he can't get a good response from other drugs, then they will move on to Lithium. There are many, many drugs for BP, so if the current combination doesn't work for him, there are many others to try -- unfortunately it is a trial and error type of thing and may take many different combinations to hit on the right one, and that may take awhile. Good luck.
Avatar n tn The sad part is that he was put on geodon in an attempt to wean him off zyprexa, and he was never able to wean off zyprexa so now he is on both of the meds. His dr. is going to try injections (not sure what the shots are called or what kind of medication is in them), but the difference between you and my brother is that my brother DOES NOT want to be weaned off any of his meds. It's his dr.s choice to try to get him off some of these pills that he has been taking for so long.
Avatar f tn I think I am done with the lithium fight for now and she can just continue with the seroquel, zyprexa and risperidone. She has another Dr. appointment, next week and I just put a call in to the Dr. to let her know what is going on. I also made sure to mention that I want her to try the Lamictal even though I was told by her that it is not helpful for acute mania.
Avatar m tn Anyone that has hep-c oand is on Antidepressants what is your experience? Do they work? Fear of liver damage? I have read alot but want to see what everyone thinks? The only AD that I have found to say "not for patients with liver disease" is Cymbalta. But what about the others?? Thanks for your feedback!
636290 tn?1224189746 Went through testing to determine what was causing it and hep C was discovered. Had a liver biopsy. Minimal liver damage and hep C determined to be "inactive", so on the advice of my doctor and the prospect of better treatment down the road, we decided to wait on treatment. I had no really major health problems. In 2006, I began to lose weight at an alarming rate. Got down to a size 2 jeans and could still stick my fist between my stomach and jeans.
Avatar n tn You are at stage 2 of liver disease. Do you know that Depakote causes liver damage??? That persons with liver disease should NOT take Depakote? It will cause your liver disease to progress more quickly then it normally would! See details below from Abbott- I would also check out the other meds you are taking also. Liver impact is always listed on the package inserts. "Some people have experienced serious liver problems while taking valproic acid.
Avatar n tn LOL You take care and check on Zyprexa and Klonapin. Best wishes and many prayers, Cindee ps When I was on tx I was really mad @ my husband for something he had done...he told me I was acting like a b****. Well it seemed like less than a second, and I had thrown my favorite glass on the floor and broke it and then WHAM! I had slapped his face and I broke his tooth!!! He said...that hurt! He apologized to ME!!!! He said, it's the meds...it's not you. The broken tooth set us back 400.00.
Avatar n tn I am 59 years old married to the same man for 35 years March 1, 2004. In Sept. 97 I was dx by my psychiatrist, Dr. Brenda Keefer in Ft. Myers as depressed. I took Zyloft 100 mg for 4 years then it stopped working so we tried Celexa, Lexapro, Wellbutrin, and finally Effexor. I actually took myself off all of it for 4 months in 2003 and was fine. On 12/29/03 Dr. James Boorstin (akaChemical Jim the medication Wizard) told me I wasn't depressed - I was bi-polar.
969557 tn?1314374214 Another type of this class of medications is risperdone, olanzapine (zyprexa), and ziprasidone. Tics increase in times of stress and can also be seasonal, worsening during particular times of the year. Avoiding stress and treating underlying psychiatric problems such as anxiety may help the tics. I recommend evaluation by a movement disorders specialist (a neurologist specialized in movement disorders such as tics).
Avatar n tn My PA says there is no reason to extend if liver damage is mild, that there is no data that suggest tx extension will benefit us at all. any ongoing studdies with preliminary results. i really do not want to repeat tx if i relapse.
Avatar m tn pmid=16343787 I saw a neurologist in August. The neurologist performed an EMG, EEG, and an MRI. The EMG measures the electronic signals that are traveling through the nerves after being stimulated by a small electric shock (it's pretty painless). when the muscle is shocked, it should send an electrical signal, then electrical activity should go silent. If the EMG equipment sees ongoing signals afterwards, then that can signify neurological issues.
700212 tn?1240764420 The problem is you have to ask him if the potential of liver damage would rule out a medication and if that would be the case, not only shouldn't he have you research it, he should be consulting with your doctor. That's not a serious concern with most people taking medications but if any medication could potentially affect the liver that might not be one you could take and many medications fall in that category. Please ask him.
544292 tn?1268886268 Good Morning Tramadol Warriors! Welcome! So happy to see all of you, and welcome new friends. This is a good place to be if you want to get off Tramadol ... You can do it!
Avatar m tn It really worries me long term with my liver and just feeling like a slave to the meds having to plan evrything around having enough when we go out as a family,and I don't want to end up like a zombie.Just hoping someone can relate and offer some advice,I'm also a recovering alcoholic.Thanks for your time.
976897 tn?1379171202 In fact, that side effect is so common that you are almost surprised if you have a patient who does not experience it. Lilly was notorious for denying for years that Zyprexa caused weight gain, and people actually died from that. There were people who gained so much weight that they got metabolic syndrome and died. You would see your patients gaining 50 or 100 pounds within a few months of going on Zyprexa, and Lilly outright denied that weight gain was a side effect of the drug.
173975 tn?1216261375 Certainly, you're correct that in terms of a viral eradication approach, you have ten more weeks to get non-detectible, unless you main purpose of treating is for liver histology alone. But other factors, including how much liver damage you have, and exactly when you become non-detectible all certainly play into any decision moving on. If it were me, I'd ask for sensitive weekly viral load tests at this point (something like Heptimax) until I became non-detectible.
544292 tn?1268886268 So glad you are choosing to join us. This is the place to be if you want off Tramadol. Lots of love, information and empathy here!
Avatar n tn It ended up breaking his tooth and that cost us $400.00. I called my shrink and she put me on Zyprexa. Actually I didn't take it long../I learned to control my rage. Be sure he is put on antidepressant a few wks or longer before he starts treatment (tx). And discuss w/ your doctor about a nerve pill. Best wishes and do remember every body has different sx (side effects)some worse than others. I used my wonderful General Prat. for infections and just regular check ups. He's the one who diag.
Avatar n tn It wouldn't exacerbate my HepC or hurt my liver. I researched it on my own and found studies that proved it either way, but none conclusively. No one else offered anything conclusive. I waited till after my 12 weeks' Heptamax so I could tell myself I'd done everything. The test was clear. I asked my doctor again, and he was still positive about it not hurting my liver or tx. So I use it medically a couple of times a week, if I can. It helps my mood tremendously.