I've been taking a low dose of spironolactone for a couple of months. The drug has eliminated hypertension (drop of 10-20 mm pressure), ascities (loss of over 5 lbs weight), and oedema in my ankles. It has also reduced ongoing diarrhea. I still have occasional peripheral cramping which generally resolves if I drink Pedialyte.
The docs also want me to use a beta blocke, but I'm thinking why bother if I don't need it?
I have advanced HCV hepatitis. I've had HCV for at least four decades.
Pedialyte: Each bottle contains: water, dextrose, potassium citrate, sodium chloride and sodium citrate. Nonmedicinal ingredients: FD&C Blue #1 and Red #40 (grape flavor) and FD&C Red #40 (bubblegum flavor). Bottles of 1 000 mL (unflavored, fruit and bubble-gum flavored). Cases of 8. Do not freeze. For hospital use: glass bottles of 240 mL (unflavored), cases of 24. Protect from heat. After opening, store Pedialyte under refrigeration and use within 48 hours.
My husband was on metoprolol for hypertension, and though it is considered OK for patients with liver disease, he has since been switched to nadolol (a non-selective beta-blocker) at the recommendation of his hepatologist because nadolol has the additional benefit of reducing portal hypertension.
Marc015: It sounds like you have significant liver disease, and certain beta-blockers (like nadolol) can help lessen portal hypertension and reduce the risk of esophageal varices, which can be a dangerous complication for cirrhotics.
Hope that helps. ~eureka
If you want cure the damage of liver due to medication. Then stop taking oil, dairy foods, meat except chicken but very little. Only eat boil vegetables for a year. All damages will go away. And do exercise for atleast 30 minutes. Try to run fast then rest for 2 minutes. When the fat will go away from body. The liver will start healing automatically. Don't take any kind of Medicine during otherwise it can't be fixed.