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Could prevacid (lansoprazole) elevate liver enzymes?

Could prevacid (lansoprazole) elevate liver enzymes?

Yes, not common: Studies have shown that Prevacid (lansoprazole) has only rarely been associated with hepatic injury and elevated liver enzymes. Less than 1%. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Does tudca (tauroursodeoxycholic acid) work at lowering liver enzymes and reversing liver damage?

Does tudca (tauroursodeoxycholic acid) work at lowering liver enzymes and reversing liver damage?

TUDCA: Tauroursodeoxycholic acid is an ambiphilic bile acid, the taurine conjugate of ursodeoxycholic acid . Humans have trace amounts of tudca. Bears contain large amounts of tudca in their bile; tudca has been used in ancient asian pharmacopoeias for its supposed beneficial effects. Udca is produced in several countries for the treatment of gallstones and liver cirrhosis. It is not approved by the fda. ...Read more

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I have elevated liver enzyme ast(sgot)412 ALT (sgpt) 317 GGT 186 dilation of the common bile duct 1 CM no gallbladder?

I have elevated liver enzyme ast(sgot)412 ALT (sgpt) 317  GGT 186 dilation of the common bile duct 1 CM no gallbladder?

Liver issue: Enzymes ast and alt are inside liver cells. When liver is injured by disease or medication, enzymes leak out, resulting in elevation. Can be due to many reasons, including medications like statins. An elevated GGT suggest biliary problems, but is not that specific. The normal common bile duct measures less than 0.8 cm, but after the gb is removed, can be 1cm. Complete history needed for this. ...Read more

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Elevated lipase/amylase, no gallbladder, mrcp no infl of pancreas, liver lesion, not a drinker/smoker, only 32, was taking asacol (mesalamine) hd/colazal, opinion?

Elevated lipase/amylase, no gallbladder, mrcp no infl of pancreas, liver lesion, not a drinker/smoker, only 32, was taking asacol (mesalamine) hd/colazal, opinion?

See GI doctor: Its not clear whether you have pain / pancreatitis or how high your levels are. There's a lot of causes of pancreatitis including medicational side effect but it is best to have a GI doctor review your labs / imaging first. ...Read more

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Do gall stones raise liver enzymes?

Do gall stones raise liver enzymes?

They may: It is not unusual for patients to have slight elevations in their liver enzymes with gall stones. This is probably caused by sub clinical inflammation in the gall bladder. Significant elevations are seen in acute cholecystitis and elevation of the bilirubin can be due due common duct stones with obstruction. ...Read more

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I had fatty liver,lost weight second scan result (Liver normal size,shape,echotexture. No gallstone), is fatty liver gone? But bilirubin 47 ALT 134

I had fatty liver,lost weight second scan result (Liver normal size,shape,echotexture. No gallstone), is fatty liver gone? But bilirubin 47 ALT 134

Not sure.: without seeing all of the liver test results, it is difficult to comment on what may be happening. Obviously, with your ALT elevated, there is still something wrong. I would return to your gastroenterologist for further explanation and evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Taking Rabeprazole 20mg since 2010 for longstanding Gord/gastritis. Biopsy 2013 moderate PPI effect on acid secreting tubules. Intestinal metaplasia?

Taking Rabeprazole 20mg since 2010 for longstanding Gord/gastritis. Biopsy 2013 moderate PPI effect on acid secreting tubules. Intestinal metaplasia?

Long Use of a PPI: Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are increasing considered a risk issue in long-term use. While it is difficult to answer your question specifically without further information, consider that for GERD and Gastritis, non-drug interventions such as a wedge pillow and changes in your diet can be an alternative to long-term PPI usage and exposure to potential side effects. ...Read more

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Bile reflux-acid reflux, being treated for acid reflux 40mg Pepcid (famotidine) and 40mg pantaprozole each 2/aday. But symtoms of bile reflux..Wrong meds?

Bile reflux-acid reflux, being treated for acid reflux 40mg Pepcid (famotidine) and 40mg pantaprozole each 2/aday. But symtoms of bile reflux..Wrong meds?

Bile or acid reflux?: If you have acid reflux disease and are having symptoms despite high dose acid-reducers and acid-blockers, then either your reflux is more severe and other treatment options should be considered, or the reflux is not acid-related but possibly gall bladder/liver related. ...Read more

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Does the medicine ursodiol reverse fatty liver?

Does the medicine ursodiol reverse fatty liver?

This does: Read these 2 short articles to revert fatty liver: 1. https://www.kaushikmd.com/fatty-liver-on-a-rise-with-diabetes-and-obesity-epidemics/ 2. https://www.kaushikmd.com/get-started/ ...Read more

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Fatty liver bad gallbladder: liver enzymes good protein 8.4 billibruin 20. What could it be? Possibilty of strep throat

Question vague: You need to be seen and evaluated by a doctor asap. A bilirubin of 20mg/dl suggests either obstruction to biliary flow, severe damage to the liver itself (as in hepatitis), breakdown of red blood cells or other conditions. It is unlikely that strep throat has anything to do with this. Go and see a doctor as quickly as you can. Good luck. ...Read more