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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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Suggest treatment for jaundice

Though TB is negative Dr. prescribed AKT4 to my mother-in-law from 23.09.2014 to 11.11.2014. She denied to take medicine from 12.11.2014 and stopped it. Her age is about 70. Now her eyes are yellow and all says it is jaundice. What to do ? What medicine to be taken?
Mon, 17 Aug 2015
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If her eyes are yellow, there could be possibility of jaundice. This needs to be ruled out as some of the drugs for treatment of tuberculosis is known to cause 'cholestatic jaundice' and also might cause liver cell damage as they are 'hepatotoxic'.
Now, to confirm jaundice and what type it could be, kindly get her blood tested for 'liver function test'. Also get her urine examined for bile salts, bile pigments and urobilinogen.
Don't have to worry jaundice is a treatable condition.
Kindly visit a Physician with the report for evaluation and management.
Hope the information provided would be useful.
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