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Concern about prolonged use of anti-depressants affecting the liver - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   hello sir
User :   i have depression for last 10 years
User :   i m currently taking symbal 30 (dulotetine) nexito 10 , colbator 5 (clobazam) lamitor od 50
Doctor :   good aftok
User :   now i m concern that can these drugs cause damage to my liver ?
User :   as i m taking these drugs for last 6 years so
Doctor :   ok
User :   and if i decrease even small dose intollerable withdrwal symptoms occurs
Doctor :   the long term effects are thre for all drugs
User :   i m taking medicines of well know doctor of xxxx Dr xxxx
Doctor :   the medicine are given only if benefits
Doctor :   out weight the risks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   taking these drugs
Doctor :   will not effect ur liver
Doctor :   if u have certain risk factors
User :   but is it neccessary these drugs will damage my liver ?
User :   right
Doctor :   i mean taking only these drugs
Doctor :   not alone
User :   whats ur advice for me ? I have severe dep so i cant stop taking my drugs for sure
Doctor :   u should never stop taking these drugs
Doctor :   urself
User :   ya i know that
Doctor :   u should consult the concerned doctor if u discontinue
Doctor :   they adjust the dose
Doctor :   so as to not cause damage
Doctor :   to ur liver
User :   I want to also ask is there any steps to cope up with such higher dose of medicines
Doctor :   the adjust dose according to ur needs
User :   which test of liver shold i done for regullar cheking of my function
Doctor :   LFT
User :   ok
Doctor :   liver function tests
Doctor :   usually these drugs are given
Doctor :   keeping in mind possible side effects
Doctor :   so they usually
Doctor :   prescribe the dose which has least or no side effects
User :   sir r u specialized in which catagory
Doctor :   i worked in psychiatry before for over year
User :   oh thanx
Doctor :   so i have seen plenty of cases
Doctor :   please dont worry
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   be cheerful
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Doctor :   anything esle u would like to know
User :   i m only concrene about symabl
User :   becuause i have read horrible reviews of this drug
User :   please help me in researching this drug
Doctor :   thats good drug
Doctor :   dont worry about what is written on net
User :   its withdrwal symptoms are horrible
User :   ok
Doctor :   medicine are given for ur benefit
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when they want to taper
User :   ya it helped me a lot
Doctor :   i will do it gradually
Doctor :   yes
User :   thank u very much
Doctor :   dont worry about what drugs will cause
Doctor :   ok
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Doctor :   sure
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Doctor :   bye
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