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stage 4 hep c liver with veraces +confuison
Mar 8, 2013

life exspectice do they make a pain killer that will not hurt the liver!

Response from Dr. Taylor

I would avoid tylenol and NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, such as ibuprofen, motrin, advil).

Opiates, also called narcotics, are in general safe for the liver, when there is advanced liver disease. However they can cause constipation (inability to have a bowel movement, or poop). This can increase confusion when one already has confusion from liver disease. So, it is important to have bowel movements frequently and you may need medicine from your doctor to help with this.

In addition, your doctor has to monitor the doses carefully as the liver processing of these pain medications can be slowed when the liver is sick.

All best to you.



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