Hepatitis C Community
Can medication give a false reading of Hep C?
About This Community:

This forum is for questions about medical issues and research aspects of Hepatitis C such as, questions about being newly diagnosed, questions about current treatments, information and participation in discussions about research studies and clinical trials related to Hepatitis. If you would like to communicate with other people who have been touched by Hepatitis, please visit our new Hepatitis Social/Living with Hepatitis forum

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Can medication give a false reading of Hep C?

I was diganosed with Hep C on April 4, 2000 after a routine blood test for liver enzyme elevations due to the medication Hydroxoycloroquin.  I am also taking Trazadone for depression, Carbidopa-Levodopa for RLS, Ultram for pain, Zyertec for allergies, Depo-Provera for inflamation (inflammation) of the Uterus, Vioxx for inflamation (inflammation) of joints.  

All my problems started in 1997 when it was decided that I needed to have knee surgery to correct the tracking of my knee cap.  It was discovered that I had arthritis under my knee cap but the surgery went on as scheduled.  The only way I found out was through the doctors notes I had to have for SSD.  This was followed by aggressive physical therapy for one year.  With my pain getting worse.  It was relayed to me by my current physician that this is what helped in the spread of the RA.

I guess my question is is it possible for the Hydoxycloroquine to cause the hep C to suddenly show up or was it there all along?

No one has taken me off of this drug knowing that it can cause liver damamge.
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Hepatitis C Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Hepatitis Answerers
317787_tn?1373214989
Blank
Dee1956
DC
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
susan400
FL
766573_tn?1365170066
Blank
Idyllic
96938_tn?1189803458
Blank
FlGuy
South, FL
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
can-do-man
IN
1747881_tn?1358189534
Blank
hrsepwrguy
Greeley, CO