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I've had high liver enzymes for years which keeps me from using medication for psoriatic arthritis, what else can I do?

I've had high liver enzymes for years which keeps me from using medication for psoriatic arthritis, what else can I do?

Biologics: With high liver enzymes, you will not be able to take some oral medications that we use for psoriatic arthritis. If your symptoms are severe and demonstrate functional difficulties, your doctor may recommend one of the biologics such as Enbrel (etanercept) or humira. These medications also have significant other side effects that your doctor will review with you. These are not appropriate for everyone. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Can the medication serequel hurt my liver? Becuz im 18 years old and a male and i already have enough mental problems going on and high liver enzymes.

Can the medication serequel hurt my liver? Becuz im 18 years old and a male and i already have enough mental problems going on and high liver enzymes.

Define "hurt"!: Check out https://online.Epocrates.Com/noframe/showpage.Do?Method=drugs&monographid=1230&activesectionid=5 which notes that liver enzymes alt & ast can be transiently elevated. Then have a discussion w/your prescribing doc to weigh risks & benefits. Ask about alternative medications which may not offer same benefit, may be too expensive, may cause other side effects, etc. Make sure no other reason. ...Read more

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Could anti-thyroid medication cause elevated liver enzymes? I am a 68 year old female.

Could anti-thyroid medication cause elevated liver enzymes?  I am a 68 year old female.

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. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzymes fr 6mos. No alcohol no medications. Not hep a.B.C CMV & ebv. Autoimune & u/s neg- not wilson not hemochro not alpha1 antripsin?

Possible fatty liver: If you are not on any medication or taking any herbal supplements that can cause elevated liver enzymes, the most likely diagnosis would still be non-alcoholic fatty liver disease ("fatty liver") even with a normal sonogram. Other imaging studies could confirm this, but the most definitive way to diagnose the cause is a liver biopsy. ...Read more

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For TB patients with high liver enzymes, what would be the best possible drug combination?

For TB patients with high liver enzymes, what would be the best possible drug combination?

Second line meds: Since majority of the TB meds can cause elevated liver enzymes, substituting them in someone with active TB disease requires careful consideration of several factors. These include - site of tb, duration of treatment, current stage of treatment, concurrent use of other meds & their interactions with TB meds etc. Talk to an infectious disease specialist for an individualized regimen based on above. ...Read more

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I'm 5 months clean of all illegal drugs and alcohol, the med i'm on to help me stay clean is causing high liver enzymes what else is there to help me?

I'm 5 months clean of all illegal drugs and alcohol, the med i'm on to help me stay clean is causing high liver enzymes what else is there to help me?

What med?: I'm not sure what medication you're referring to, to help you stay clean. Seroquel (quetiapine) is an antipsychotic but doesn't interrupt drug or alcohol craving. If there's something else you haven't mentioned, please share this when re-asking your question and we can try again. Depending on how severely you drank and used drugs, your liver enzymes could still be elevated from that. ...Read more

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Why some drugs causes elevated liver enzymes?

Liver clears out: The liver does things such as clean your blood by removing toxins like medicines and alcohol. It contains thousands of enzymes which are special types of protein cells that help necessary chemical reactions to take place. Some medicines may be too much for the liver to handle and the result is that the enzymes are elevated and this is a sign that the liver needs help. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more