H.E. had first hospitalization and question relatingvto lower costs meds for it

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music
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   Posted 1/31/2016 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys, been awhile and my cure from hep c is still a miracle with support this great group for support and info. I was hospitalized with pleasant confusion, they stated,and Dr said a uti caused the exacerbation of h.e. Scary, but I'm home now and still feeling scared about what happened.
Ok, question, anyone found a substitute fir Xifaxan and /or lactulose that works. The cost of Xifaxan without prescription coverage but using every coupon is unreal. Also the lactulose causes bloating and doesn't work well on me. Took five doses at hosp. Every two hrs before worked..
Pray everyone is doing well. Tks for any suggestions..
music. 👱
"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on! FDR
ribavirin and sovaldi...24 weeks. ud vl end of wk 6 & 12. HE, fib 4 & cirrhosis. 1a. UD END of 24 weeks!!! Three mo after end if treatment... Oct. 15, Undetected! 1 more hvc pcr test required.. 6th mo after end of treatment..jan...jan 15th..officially Declared cured 6 mo after end of treatment!!! You can do this, too

themiz
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   Posted 2/1/2016 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey music! So nice to see your name here today. I am sorry you are having problems with HE. It stinks!

Xifaxan IS expensive./www.xifaxan.com/?gclid=CMu2wab618oCFVBffgod8_4M_g

Salix does not help with cost for themister's Xifaxan. He is on Medicare. The offer is not valid if your prescription plan is paid/partially paid by Medicaid, Medicare, or federal or state government programs.

I know neomycin once was used for HE. You could check with your doc on that.

Lactulose is the main thing to keep HE under control. It comes in a couple of flavors/colors. Your sides are normal for those taking lactulose. Not a fun medication. You may need a higher dose if you aren't getting 3-4 loose BM's per day...or more, but check with your doc on this.

Themister was given an enema of lactulose at the hospital, and it took 3 days to get him stable enough to go home.

Sorry you are having problems with HE, music. Not easy. Again...really nice to see you here. Big Hugs
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HepCFree
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   Posted 2/1/2016 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Im sorry but what is HE? Thank you

themiz
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   Posted 2/2/2016 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Here you go, HepCFree,


HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY (HE) www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001347/#adam_000302.disease.symptoms

HE documentary and information www.hesback.com Big Hugs
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Wife of themister, a fine man living with ESLD. Transplant list-2013

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” Kahlil Gibran

music
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   Posted 2/2/2016 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, themiz, Love you guys so much! I love how you look out for us. music👱
"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on! FDR
ribavirin and sovaldi...24 weeks. ud vl end of wk 6 & 12. HE, fib 4 & cirrhosis. 1a. UD END of 24 weeks!!! Three mo after end if treatment... Oct. 15, Undetected! 1 more hvc pcr test required.. 6th mo after end of treatment..jan...jan 15th..officially Declared cured 6 mo after end of treatment!!! You can do this, too

**David**
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   Posted 2/2/2016 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Neomycin is one and flagyl is another antibiotic that may help with HE.
nullum beneficium impunitum...

HepCFree
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   Posted 2/2/2016 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you and best wishes to Music, hope you feel better soon.

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   Posted 2/2/2016 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Music,
Just wanted to say hello !!
Hope it all works out
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