Taking primidone and alkaline phosphatase is going up. Do I care?

Alk Phos. While Primidone may be the culprit, bone or liver disease must be ruled out. I would recommend a fractionated alk phos (shows which isoenzyme is elevated) and then proceed accordingly -- you may benefit from a right upper quadrant ultrasound (if liver isoenzyme is elevated) or a bone scan (if bone isoenzyme is elevated).

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What could cause abnormal levels of alkaline phosphatase?

Bone diseae/gallblad. Alkaline phosphotase is elevated in diseaes of gall bladder/liver or diseases of bones. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: alkaline phosphatase?

Enzyme. The normal range is 20 to 140 iu/l.[12] high levels can indicate active bone formation occurring as alp is a byproduct of osteoblast activity (such as the case in paget's disease of bone). Levels are also elevated in people with untreated celiac disease and bile blockage. Read more...

Why would my plasma alkaline phosphatase levels be raised?

Many Causes. Alk. Phosphatase is an enzyme released into the blood by either liver, bone, kidney, placenta ( if you are pregnant). Need more lab work to find out the cause. Also get a check up with your doc. Read more...