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Safe flu medication for liver patients
Is there a safe flu medication for a liver patient??  She came very near a transplant but is responding to treatment.
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Great thing she is responding to her treatment.someone with HCV who is need of of a liver transplant is at the end stage of liver disease.Flu like symptoms are part of all the current treatments for HCV unless she is on a trial for the new meds that are going on.It is very rare that folks get the flu on current treatments since one the beneifits of this med just iradicates that.Since she is at the end stage of chirrosis this is something that would be better for her to contact her medical team about immediatly.
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Yes, all decisions should be made by her transplant hepatologist and team and nobody else. Each person with cirrhosis has their own array of complications and perhaps other health issues that could be affected by medication. What may be fine for one person with cirrhosis could be fatal for another.

The flu in a viral infection and prevention is the best medicine. That is why all cirrhotics are advised to get flu vaccines. In most cases the flu is allowed to run its course unless complication could be very serious. Again only her hepatologist and transplant team have the knowledge to make this decision.

When a person applies at a transplant center to be listed for transplant they agree that all changes in meds, vitamins, supplements, diet and any  medical procedures are first approved by the hepatologist first before they make any change. People can and have been removed temporarily and permanently from waiting lists for not being compliant with these rules.

Good luck to her.
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I've had chronic Hepatitis C for YEARS and I always just get the normal flu vaccine -shot , not nasal spray vaccine.
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