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Lorazepam , Sumatriptan

Can I take any of  those 2 drugs with Stage F2 Fibrosis ?

I find pretty much all drugs
of course to be contraindicated because most gets metabolized in the liver.
I am treatment naive and waiting for better options so I obviously very careful
with causing additional damage.
I suffer from migraines once in a while and it can take 3 days for them to pass.
One Sumatriptan takes care of that within an hr but since dx I have not taken it.

Same with Lorazepam only use it in an emergency.

Any comment ?

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Avatar universal
Like you say every drug in the world has a liver disease warning.
Ergo no one with HepatitisC can take anything.
The liver (even a Hep C liver) is tough and with stage 2 fibrosis your liver will be metabolizing normally,so as long as you don't overdose you should be fine.
Avatar universal
Did you tell the prescribing physician you had Hep C; F2 Fibrosis?  
979080 tn?1323437239
yes, it is the same physician that stumbled upon my infection

he gave me sumatriptan that was before dx and lorazepam after because the news

kept me up at night for a week.

i have been  doing a lot of research and i know to watch stress level but some


yesterday while sitting in my physician office getting intravenous vit c ala ect...

going over my fibrosure results , getting an email from dr. emmet keefe from

stanford regarding alinia to talk to my physian , on top of that hep c research center in nyc

calls to confirm appointment with dr. ira jacobson who is doing ongoing geno 1

alinia plus soc trial  all while i am getting my vitamins

although i physically feel better it gave me a migraine and sleepless night

and i am not even on tx yet.

Avatar universal
I think you are pretty safe taking it then but the physician who stumbled on the Hep C...is he a Hepatologist or GP?  Try not to stress over something you haven't begun-
we are all different. I know some who had no sides-some very mild, many, many get thru it in stride.  I'd ask for a mild anti-anxiety-but thats me.  Good luck!  
979080 tn?1323437239
Thanks , just come out of a meeting with one of the top hep c docs in NYC
Hepatitis C Research Center.
He is telling me that I can take all drugs no problem even the occasional glass
of wine.
Well in the end it comes down what you believe in and your absolutely right
we are all different.
So I will stay away from any medication and alcohol until I see my situation
improving. Only in an emergency I will take medication.
The physician who stumbled upon my infection is a GP.

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