A 68-year-old female asked:
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could anti-thyroid medication cause elevated liver enzymes? i am a 68 year old female.

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Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Yes, particularly a medication abbreviated ptu (propylthiouracil). The other available medication, methimazole, can do so as well, but not as commonly. Contact your physician asap.
Answered on Aug 23, 2017
Dr. Ernest Asamoah
31 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: There are 2 medications on the market for hyperthyroidism - ptu (propylthiouracil) and methimazole. Both can cause elevation in liver enzymes but ptu (propylthiouracil) is the more notorious one. See your doctor and have either does adjustment or other forms of therapy discussed.
Answered on Mar 22, 2013

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