My mom has hepatic encephalopathy and cirrhosis of the liver from past drinking/drug use and hepatitis B & C. She also has high cholesterol, blood pressure, coronary artery disease, cardiac stints, anemia (from liver), distended gallbladder, splenomegaly, 2 feet of extended large colon which has made a colonoscopy unable to be completed with 4 attempts, colitis, diverticulitis, pollups, constipation, diabetes from the Lactulose, avascular necrosis, degenerative bone disease, compromised immune system, low blood circulation, hair loss-dry skin-rash, and vascular dementia. She has not done drugs in 25 years, quit drinking a year ago, and smokes a pack of cigarettes per day. We are trying to figure out which of her medications are worse for her failing liver and if there are alternatives less harmful, or even possibly alternatives that may cut the number of medications down by doing more than one job. My mom has been in the hospital 8 times in 5 months and I'm desperate for help please. She just turned 60 this month and had is in the hospital since Friday (5/10/13) due to her 2nd heart attack in 7 years & liver issues (and high ammonia levels, low blood pressure, platelet count, and hemoglobin). The previous 7 hospitalizations over the last 5 months I spoke of were all liver issues and 1 for the diagnosis of diabetes 3 months into taking the Lactulose. Thanks in advance for any advice!
Potassium chloride
Ativan (lorazepam)
Coreg (carvedilol)
Exelon (rivastigmine)
K-Dur (potassium chloride)
Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone)
Risperdal (risperidone)
Xifaxan (rifaximin)