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A 26-year-old female asked:

Could taking advil (ibuprofen) 2 hours before a blood test to recheck my liver enyzmes cause them to be elevated i had a really bad headache before getting blood.

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
ADVIL (ibuprofen) & The Liver: Nope. Advil (ibuprofen) does not have any negative effects on the liver.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
I would ask the : Lab if it will be problematic. Just an aside: according to the cdc Ibuprofen can cause inflammation of the liver. With excess use it can cause increase in alanine aminotransferase & hepatitis.
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Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Repeat the test: Recommend to repeat the test. Perhaps the drug had an effect, and perhaps the lab test was incorrect. Always suspect lab error and recheck before worry or anything more expensive. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com.
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Last updated Nov 11, 2020

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