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Took 500mg of tylenol at 1pm Rarely take tylenol or drink alcohol but want to drink a few drinks at 7pm Liver enzymes normal 2 days ago. Will it be ok?

Took 500mg of tylenol at 1pm Rarely take tylenol or drink alcohol but want to drink a few drinks at 7pm Liver enzymes normal 2 days ago. Will it be ok?

No: Women are more susceptible to the toxic effects of Tylenol and alcohol. Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good, ever, so stay away from it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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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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I'm taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) 4 for chronic pain. I take 120mg daily. My liver enzyme is a little elevated. What other med would be similar to Tylenol (acetaminophen) 4?

I'm taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) 4 for chronic pain. I take 120mg daily. My liver enzyme is a little elevated. What other med would be similar to Tylenol (acetaminophen) 4?

Chronic pain: Tylenol (acetaminophen) 4 contains codeine which at most is a 4 hr pain med. If your pain is chronic 24hr pain u should discuss other options with a pain specialist as we have many long acting choices without tylenol (acetaminophen) ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzymes, (no alcohol, no tylenol) bright to dull red blood and mucus in stool. Should I worry?

Elevated liver enzymes, (no alcohol, no tylenol) bright to dull red blood and mucus in stool. Should I worry?

Need more evaluation: Yes, the combination of abnormal liver enzymes (not attributable to alcohol) and GI bleeding raises considerable concern. There are many possibilities here, but comprehensive lab work and endoscopic testing will clarify your diagnosis & needed treatment. In the meantime, please avoid nsaid's or Aspirin (unless medically prescribed), & let your doctor know you want to move your testing along. ...Read more

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Can high liver enzymes lead to pancreatic cancer? Can't take aspirin for headaches, take fiorcet, has acetaminophen take 6 times a day!

Can high liver enzymes lead to pancreatic cancer? Can't take aspirin for headaches, take fiorcet, has acetaminophen take 6 times a day!

Elevated liver: Function tests do not cause cancer, but if pancreatic cancer or anything else causes obstruction of the bile duct, it can cause elevated blood tests. Acetaminophen intake in amounts that exceed recommended amount can cause liver damage. ...Read more

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How can I lower liver enzymes that are high in count due to trying to overdose on tylenol (acetaminophen)?

How can I lower liver enzymes that are high in count due to trying to overdose on tylenol (acetaminophen)?

It will take a while: Tylenol (acetaminophen) damages the liver. That is why the liver enzymes are hot. Deliver does have the ability to regenerate. This will take time and there's very little you can do to expedite this. Proper nutrition rest and exercise will help with good hydration. ...Read more

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What is the ama accepted dosage for tylenol (acetaminophen) and for how long with liver enzymes check every 90 days?

What is the ama accepted dosage for tylenol (acetaminophen) and for how long with liver enzymes check every 90 days?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): According to the fda it was no more than 4gm per day. The american pain society suggests no more than 2.5gm per day. The fda has lowered the daily maximum to 2.5gm per day. Enzymes do not need to be checked at all unless you have had hepatitis, drink alcohol, use illicit chemicals, smoke, etc... ...Read more

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My ALT Liver enzymes are slightly elevated. Is there cause for concern. I do have Dsyautonomia, Dr is checking gallbladder, take Tylenol (acetaminophen) occasionally?

My ALT Liver enzymes are slightly elevated. Is there cause for concern. I do have Dsyautonomia, Dr is checking gallbladder, take Tylenol (acetaminophen) occasionally?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to know the actual value and also the results of other liver function tests. However, it would be safer to no use Tylenol (acetaminophen). You may take Ibuprofen instead.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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What will happen when you take tylenol (acetaminophen) and have elevated ALT and AST liver enzymes?

What will happen when you take tylenol (acetaminophen) and have elevated ALT and AST liver enzymes?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): More than likely you will have further rise in those levels. Not a good idea to take tylenol (acetaminophen) when you have raised ast/alt. ...Read more

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My doctor told me I have elevated liver enzymes. She said lay off tylenol (acetaminophen) and alcohol. Is this something I have to do for the rest of my life?

My doctor told me I have elevated liver enzymes. She said lay off tylenol (acetaminophen) and alcohol. Is this something I have to do for the rest of my life?

Probably not: Your liver enzymes should be rechecked in a couple of months or so. If they are normal, you can probably drink in moderation, especially if you don't take any more acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What can cause liver enzymes to increase significantly? I'm a healthy female except overweight & low vitamin d. I don't drink alcohol or use tylenol (acetaminophen).

What can cause liver enzymes to increase significantly? I'm a healthy female except overweight & low vitamin d. I don't drink alcohol or use tylenol (acetaminophen).

Liver enzymes: Liver performs many functions, one of which is processing meds/drugs/supplements/food additives/etc. Any of those can raise liver enzymes. High blood lipids & diabetes can lead to fatty infiltration. Viral illnesses like hav, hbv, hcv, ebv, & others can affect liver enzymes. Benign or malignant growths in the liver can elevate enzymes. Fp will want to work up this condition to find cause. ...Read more

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What is impaired liver enzymes?

What is impaired liver enzymes?

Usually liver cell: Injury. Liver enzymes are elevated whenever there is injury to liver cells. Common causes are alcohol intake, hepatitis c infection and side effects of medications. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Foods that lower liver enzymes levels?

Foods that lower liver enzymes levels?

It depends: It depends on the reason for elevation.For example if its caused by alcoholism then simply avoiding alcohol is good. If its caused by "fatty liver disease" then following weight loss diet and losing weight might help you with that. ... ...Read more

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What will happen if my liver enzymes are too high?

Possib. Liver injury: Depending on which enzymes are elevated, and the degree of elevation, high liver enzymes can signal different health conditions ranging from alcohol-induced injury to viral hepatitis to fibrosis to cirrhosis or even liver cancer. Because of the variable causes of liver enzyme elevation, it is important to consult a physician as to the specific cause and the specific treatment regimen indicated. ...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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Could high liver enzyme cause nausea?

Could high liver enzyme cause nausea?

See your doctor: It can cause nausea. Depends on the cause of the liver enzymes elevation. If you are having nausea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain, you should go see your doctor or go to er. ...Read more

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Raised ALT (liver enzymes), what to do??

Ascertain cause: It depends on why your ALT is high. Common causes are use of alcohol, hepatitis, some medications, heart failure and some metabolic disorders. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely and discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does Ambien (zolpidem) raise liver enzymes?

Thanks for asking!: Ambien (zolpidem) can result in increase of liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Could cirrhosis show in my liver enzyme level?

Could cirrhosis show in my liver enzyme level?

Maybe: If the cause isn't active -- for example, a cirrhotic who has an alcoholic past but is now abstinent -- the liver enzymes may be normal. Usually at least one liver function test is abnormal in a cirrhotic or precirrhotic. ...Read more

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How to cure an elevated alt (high liver enzymes)?

Find the cause: Probably one of the following -- alcohol, some medication you're allergic to, hepatitis B or C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, antitrypsin deficiency, being overweight / not exercising. All are manageable, and all are danger to your life. Don't 'treat a lab value'. Get to the cause. This would be a great time to get trim & fit regardless. ...Read more

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How to "cure" an elevated alt (high liver enzymes)?

Don't Rx a lab: Instead of 'curing' a lab value, find the cause. This may be your warning that you're drinking too much, taking a medicine that's wrong for you, have hepatitis B / C / hemochromatosis / Wilson's / autoimmune hepatitis (all of which are treatable, life-or-death illnesses) or just need to get back into physical fitness. ...Read more

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High liver enzymes and hepatitis! What are effects?

High liver enzymes and hepatitis! What are effects?

Depends. Check w/MD: Hepatitis means liver inflammation-lots of causes, including several viruses, parasites, drugs, toxins, alcohol, immunologic, pregnancy associated changes, etc. May have symptoms, e.g. Nausea, poor appetite, weight loss, abnormal physical, e.g. Jaundice, abdominal fluid, altered mental status, etc. Some are self limited; others can lead to chronic disease, cirrhosis, liver failure. Check with md. ...Read more

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Can Elevation in liver enzyme cause metallic taste??

Can Elevation in liver enzyme cause metallic taste??

Metallic taste: Although it is possible for liver disease to cause a metallic taste in the mouth, it is not a very common or usual symptom of elevated liver tests. There are many other less serious possible reasons for that metallic taste, including medications, supplements, poor oral hygiene, and infection. You should see your primary care doctor for further evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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What would cause elevated liver enzyme and dilated cbs?

What would cause elevated liver enzyme and dilated cbs?

Several things: Stones in the bile duct when they come out of the gallbladder, sometimes obstruction from different things. Depending on your symptoms- pain, fever, how high the enzymes are- you need ultrasound or other tests. ...Read more

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Could Paxil (paroxetine) cause evaluated liver enzymes?

Probably not.: There is a very low (1%) chance, but Paxil (paroxetine) is probably one of the safer antidepressants in terms of your liver. If you are concerned, you can have your doctor check your enzymes, but again the chance of it happening is rare. ...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


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Tylenol (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more