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Suffer from hepatitis C. Taking medication for depression anxiety. Concerned about liver damage

I have had depression and severe anxiety since I was a child. I have hepatitis c and after years of trying "safe for liver" anti anxiety drugs am trying to find an answer as to what to do because they do not work. When anxiety is too much I have a few drinks and this is the worse thing for my liver. I this situation wouldn't it be safer to get a prescription for xanex ir advil ?
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
It is always hard to predict dynamics of liver damage in hepatitis C, but you must do everything to protect your liver and this includes alcohol abstinence and avoiding hepatotoxic drugs. I understand your anxiety and need for medicines,but when serious liver damage occur you must follow doctors recommendations. Advil is painkiller,it has some liver side effects,but it isnt prescribed for anxiety. Xanax has liver side effects too, but you can take it if you do frequent liver enzymes check ups.Consult your Gp about this.
WIsh you good health.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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