i have heard that Antibiotics such as Metronidazole ( flagyl ) has bad effects on liver ... but if effects are there and liver is not working properly ..and if its not producing digestive enzymes properly then what is the remedy to this problem?
How does metronidazole (flagyl) affects the liver performance?& if it does then what is the remedy?
Question posted by mrfuad2007 on 14 Feb 2011
Last updated on 14 February 2011
After reading the monograph for flagyl, I found nothing suggesting that it adversely affects the liver. If your liver is not working properly your doseage of flagyl may have to be decreased. Is your doctor aware of the problem with your liver? What I found in relation to the liver is as follows:
Patients with severe hepatic impairment metabolize metronidazole more slowly, and increased concentrations of the drug and metabolites may occur.
Use with caution, monitor plasma metronidazole concentrations, and reduce dosage in patients with severe hepatic impairment.
Hope this clears up your concern,
Not positive on this but I do know you can purchase digestive enzymes from health food stores like GNC. I got some because I have to take alot of prilosec and was worried about my food not digesting because the prilosec shuts down the acid pumps. Pharmacist might be able to explain this to you and get you a different remedy. Do NOT drink on the metro, you will hurl violently if you do.
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