One more Question if you guys don't mind. And I appreciate all of you bearing with me. Since I appear to be in the acute phase of HepC and my liver is prob inflamed, I'm a little worried about my regular meds. I am a migraineur so I am on a lot of medication for that, plus I take anti-depressants and meds for my anemia. I am a little worried that at least one of my meds might be toxic for my liver (not before when my liver was ok, but now that my liver is in a more fragile state). I am going to list them for you to see if anyone knows if I should be concerned about any of these if you don't mind?
Wellbutrin - 300mg day
Lexapro - 20mg day
Topamax - 400mg day (this is the one I am a little worried about)
Micardis HCT 80/25 1x day
Adderall 30mgXR 2x day
epogen (as needed) sub q injections
the only ones i can help you on is lexapro and xanax.
if you are not in late stage fibrosis or ESLD, if you need to take something you'll probably be able to.
HOWEVER, I have no knowledge of Topa, Micardis, Adderall, hydrocodone, relpax, phenergan, SO GRAINT OF SALT. all of those worry me a little bit for liver toxicity esp. if you are in acute hep c right now.
With each medication you should receive an info sleeve that lists sides and contraindications of that med. You should also google each one. As stacy has posted, Janice is very good site. Make sure you're being tx by a Hepatologist or a very good Gastroenterologist.
ESLD=End Stage Liver Disease. Acute is generaly your first 6 months of being infected. By then, either your own immune system clears the virus or it then goes into chronic stage.
I see half the meds I took during tx on Janis's list, yet 4 months post tx I remain UND. I think you needn't freak out when a drug you must have is listed. Talk to your doctor and use good sense. Sometimes you'll be sicker without your necessary prescriptions. I used Wellbutrin, atenolol, and daily steroid inhalers for asthma plus cortisone skin cream without ill effects.
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