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I have been detected with very early stage mild grade

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Dr. Vaishalee Punj

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Posted on Thu, 3 Jan 2019 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: I have been detected with very early stage mild grade 1 fatty lever last week in routine health check sonography. However, LFT path reports are perfectly fine. Now, I have throat and chest infection for which my physician has prescribed Augmentin 625 Duo. Is it safe to be taken for my liver condition?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
It should not cause problem for your liver.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

In mild case of fatty liver a short course (around 3 days) of augmentin shouldnot be a problem. But prolonged use should be avoided as it can cause liver injury.

Hope this helps, Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee


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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj 44 minutes later
Thanks. Doctor has prescribed for 5 days, 2 doses each day daily. Is that prolonged or OK?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No added benefit

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

There is no added benefit in 5 days but risk is somewhat increased.

Still I will consider it as OK. Prolonged is when augmentin is taken for weeks in case of lung infection.

Dr Vaishalee


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