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Why some drugs causes elevated liver enzymes?

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Dr. Adam Bodian
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Liver metabolism

The body recognizes substances as foreign and tries to get rid of them as fast as possible.
Some chemicals need to be broken down into metabolites prior to excretion via the kidneys (urine) or feces or breath or via sweating. The liver breaks down these chemicals into metabolites and the liver is the one that decides which drug get metabolized and which do not. Everything in blood pass liver.

In brief: Liver metabolism

The body recognizes substances as foreign and tries to get rid of them as fast as possible.
Some chemicals need to be broken down into metabolites prior to excretion via the kidneys (urine) or feces or breath or via sweating. The liver breaks down these chemicals into metabolites and the liver is the one that decides which drug get metabolized and which do not. Everything in blood pass liver.
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