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Age 48 Y, no drinking history. Taking no medication. Gamma GT levels 48 U/L. SGPT and ALT within normal range.
Please explain if GGT is normal or not?
Normal: 48 is in the normal range. No need to worry ...Read more
What is the medication for polyclonal increase in gamma globulin consistent with infection linflammation?
Can i live normally having sgpt or alat of 66 u/i due to anti-hypertensive medications I am recently taking knowing that sgot&gamma-gt are normal, help?
Unclear: Pleas resate ; in greater detail. Hrs, md, facc www.Thepmc.Org. ...Read more
I have high sgpt of 66, while normal sgot&gamma-gt and I have no hepatitis a, b, or c & no liver disease and no std's, it is due to atihypertensive drugs?
Likely: I trust that hemochromatosis and wilson's were ruled out. You might get ultrasounded for fatty liver and/or recommended to increase your level of fitness. This is not especially high -- some healthy folks fall here -- and if your physican is not concerned, i would not be either. ...Read more
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Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
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Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
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Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more