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Does continuous treatment of hypercholesterolemia with statins create any bad effect on your liver?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Usually not

Increased elevations in liver tests may be seen with statin use, but if you're being monitored by your md the.
I would not worry about any liver damage.

In brief: Usually not

Increased elevations in liver tests may be seen with statin use, but if you're being monitored by your md the.
I would not worry about any liver damage.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: No

Long term use of statins does not cause liver damage.
Historically people have worried about increased liver enzymes on statin therapy. Increased liver enzymes do not indicate liver damage and many patients with elevated enzyme levels can be safely continued on statin therapy. Check with your physician for further discussion.

In brief: No

Long term use of statins does not cause liver damage.
Historically people have worried about increased liver enzymes on statin therapy. Increased liver enzymes do not indicate liver damage and many patients with elevated enzyme levels can be safely continued on statin therapy. Check with your physician for further discussion.
Dr. William Cromwell
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