Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
liver enzymes
I have very high liver enzyme values from statin use. I've been off of statins since 5-28-10. Can damage   be reversed?
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
141598 tn?1355675363
It's possible. The liver is a strong and self healing organ. Discuss with your doctor the amount of damage and ways to help your liver heal; ie, NO alcohol, NO drugs, NO NSAIDS
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Elevated liver enzymes as a result of statin use does not necessarily mean there is liver damage. Stopping the drug frequently results in normalization of liver enzymes. And occasionally changing to a different statin solves the problem of elevated liver enzymes while maintaining an improved cholesterol level.

Good luck,
Mike
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
"Potentially serious side effects

    * Liver damage. Occasionally, statin use causes an increase in liver enzymes. If the increase is only mild, you can continue to take the drug. If the increase is severe, you may need to stop taking it, which usually reverses the problem. If left unchecked, increased liver enzymes can lead to permanent liver damage. Certain other cholesterol-lowering drugs, such as gemfibrozil (Lopid) and niacin, increase the risk of liver problems even more in people who take statins. Because liver problems may develop without symptoms, people who take statins have a blood test six weeks after starting a statin medication to check their liver function. After that, your doctor may recommend yearly blood tests..."

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/statins/CL00010

Mike
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
317787 tn?1473362051
Blank
Dee1956 108 days for....guess who?! Comment
7 hrs ago
317787 tn?1473362051
Blank
Dee1956 commented on Jade59's status
22 hrs ago
406584 tn?1399591666
Blank
Dee1956, and 10356 commented on dominosarah's status
Sep 28
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Digestive Answerers
Liver Disorders Community Resources