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A 26-year-old female asked about a 29-year-old male:

hi, my boyfriend has a fatty liver and his doctor has prescribed him sertraline (zoloft) for anxiety how big of a risk will this affect his liver?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Minimal probable: Depending on the severity of your BF's liver disease, the medication Sertraline should be ok, but his Liver function tests should be monitored periodically as a precaution. Best wishes.
Dr. Frank Amico Jr
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Monitor LFT's: If his LFT's have been stable, your boyfriend should get periodic bloodwork to monitor for changes in his LFT's. If he shows any signs of liver damage, zoloft (sertraline) should be discontinued. If they remain stable, he can continue the zoloft (sertraline) for the anxiety.

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Last updated Nov 5, 2014

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