Liver Transplant Expert Forum
Tetracycline & Bactrim
About This Forum:

Questions posted in the Liver Transplant . Forum are answered by medical professionals from The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Tetracycline & Bactrim

Dr. Schiano,

Good Morning! I'm still worried about my high liver enzymes, and doing research. It dawned on me, I was on a 10 day dosage of Bactrim back in March. Two days after finishing the Bactrim, is when I went for my 3 month blood test & those results were my first indication of high ALT 59. I then was put on Tetracycline in April, but wasn't able to finish the RX due to side effects. Could these be the possible cause of my high liver Enzymes still in 7/2012?  
517301_tn?1229801385
absolutely--both of these are well known to cause a drug-induced liver injury, especially bactrim.  This should be totally reversible with time.  infrequently an autoimmune hepatitis can be triggered so the duration of abnormal liver tests could be longer.
3 Comments
Blank
2121656_tn?1395678349
Sorry, correct RX is Doxycycline Hyclate 100 mg, not tetracycline
Blank
517301_tn?1229801385
i think that things should normalize--I would see a hepatologist or gastroenterologist however.
Blank
This Forum's Experts
517301_tn?1229801385
Thomas D Schiano, MDBlank
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
Blank
Request an Appointment
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank